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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Play Dough Activity Boxes

So I got these art bins back before Christmas and they were going to be gifts for the girls.

Well- time got away from me and so I saved them for the week or 2 before Valentine's day.

I completely got this Busy Hands Play Dough Box idea from 1+1+1=1.

I ordered this bin from Amazon.  It is much bigger than I thought, but I love it.  It is a great way to keep all of your play dough tools organized and in one place.  And it also allows you to change out the cookie cutters and such with the seasons.  I have used this for Valentine's and St. Patrick's day so far and it has been a hit with both girls each time!

So for Valentine's theme.....I made 'cherry' play dough using a packet of unsweetened cherry juice packet to the play dough recipe.  I also made 'chocolate' play dough by adding 1/2 cup of cocoa to the play dough recipe.

And I added the Valentine's cookie cutters, as well as,some shapes and numbers.

On this day- they played for at least an hour.  I was easily able to go back and forth between cooking dinner and playing with them.

I don't ever want to forget these little hands....especially when they are trying new things and is so proud she has done so.....

This has nothing to do with play dough.....but they did have a cute fun lunch that day.  ;)


And since I never got around to posting about these boxes in February.....

One afternoon this past week I got Parker to help me make some green play dough with silver glitter.  I had wanted to get some spearmint extract or something to add a smell, but decided I better go ahead and make it without it....or it might not ever get made!

Parker had a great time helping me make it....and then once Grace got up from her nap.....both girls played really well for ONE hour.  This is a long time, friends.  ;)

And to make this post even longer.......(haha).....we also made some gold play dough the other day!  Just a few more pics......

Again- able to cook dinner with ease!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

So fun! I can't wait until Vivi can play with it and not want to eat it! Love Grace talking on the cute!


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