Despite it raining this morning we still made some summer playdough and had an early morning playdough session (hence why Georgia is still in her PJs in these photos). We have previoulsy made spring, autumn and winter playdough so it was only right that we added some summer playdough to our collection.
I whipped up a batch of our favourite easy no cook playdough recipe and used paint to add the colour as I find it provides a much richer colour. I have found this does result in a slightly crumblier playdough but this can usually be balanced out with a touch more oil.
Georiga chose yellow and orange for the colours so we then added yellow and orange loose parts to play with. Raiding the craft supplies I dug out the following loose parts to play with:
- Yellow and orange pom poms
- Yellow pipe cleanres
- Orange bottle tops
- Yellow buttons
- Yellow and orange matchsticks
My plan was to scent this but I completely forgot! I had planned to add a bit of lemon juice to scent the yellow playdough and add a sachet of orange jelly crystals to scent orange playdough so I will have to do this next time.
I love that whenever I set up playdough I’m guaranteed to get at least an hour to get stuff done….of course its great for fine motor skills, imagination and sensory play as well. A big sun was the first thing that she made but then the playdough became everything from birthday cakes, caterpillars, saddles for her My Little Ponies and pretend food for her doll to throw everywhere!
Once finished with we bagged it up in zip loc bags and placed somewhere cool, this way our playdough usually lasts a good few months depending on how many times it gets dropped on the floor / rolled in stuff! Of course though it was less than an hour though before she asked for it back out again.
I could honestly watch little ones play with playdough all day as it’s such a fascinating insight into a child’s imagination which is a wonderful place.