(Goblin is 32 months)
The Playdough pledge is a collaborative effort of Nurturestore, The Imagination Tree and Sun Hats and Wellie Boots. Its an invitation to trying something new with playdough in a week long playdate.
I have to admit I didn't think I'd "take the pledge". Goblin isn't particularly interested in playdough, preferring more granular substances for his sensory play - like rice and beans. But after seeing an entire week of awesome ideas from fab bloggers I couldn't resist trying something.
Goblin has a bit of a summer cold at the moment so I decided to make Cold Remedy playdough. I used Nurturestore's easy no bake playdough recipe which has become my go to recipe for playdough because it never fails. But my special ingredients was a metric tonne of eucalyptus oil. And some green food colouring - I figured since its job was to cure snot it was appropriate for it to look like snot.
The Imagination Tree).
Biscuit Bear every night for a week and listening to the CD in the car (Goblin likes repeating books that he enjoys). He made the link between the biscuit cutter and the book and started stamping out biscuit bears and lining them up. The great thing was that every time we rolled the playdough it released a lovely Eucalyptus smell which must have been great for Goblin's sinuses. We got to 38 biscuit bears before we ran out of playdough. Then he went and fetched the clove jar that I'd left on his table and started decoraing the bears with cloves. I joined in giving them eyes.
If you have any playdough related questions, or aren't able to get your playdough consistency right just leave a comment at one of the three participating blogs mentioned above and I guarantee they will have a great solution for you.
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Great post! I love that you tried again and he embraced it wholeheartedly...those bears are cute!Sometimes it is the children who teach us the lesson isn't it?ReplyDelete
You are so right, I'm always learning from Goblin, I think being a mum has changed me for the better, its certainly made me more patientDelete
Nice that it worked out for you and Goblin in the end :)ReplyDelete
yeah I'm really glad we gave it a second goDelete
I'm so glad you shared this. I'm always looking for cold relief. You can't keep in the aromatherapy bath ALL day. I also love the bear chain. Bobo does the same thing when we play with dough. He wants to make as many as he can.ReplyDelete
Actually i hadn't thought of an aromatherapy bath - I use the steam but hadn't thought of putting the oils in too. thats a really good idea - he is sooooo snotty this weekDelete
I love the idea of adding eucalyptus oil. I also really want to try the no-bake recipe next time we make play dough. Looks like it turned out smooth and pliable for you. I ADORE the bear chain. So cute all lined up in a row like that!ReplyDelete
Oh Ness definitely try it, I'm never going to use any other recipe, this one is so easy. Nurturestore Rocks!Delete
Wonderful! We have used lavender and pppermint EO in our playdoughs, but eucalyptus oil is a great idea!!! My Kids Co-Op post is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/06/wonderfull-full-of-wonder-wednesday_13.htmlReplyDelete
I love that you link up what you have been doing, I do try and visit everyone who comments but its so much easier when there is a nice little link there waiting. ThanksDelete
Glad you didn't give up! Looks like it turned out amazingly well. I love the idea of adding eucalyptus for a sicky kid. Brilliant!ReplyDelete
I have a cold too and I've been taking it out every so often and having a sniff.Delete
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Oh thanks for thinking of usDelete
Great post. Mine love playdough and we have alsorts of things to cut and play with it.ReplyDelete
yeah I'm thinking i should invest is some more cuttersDelete
I love that you gave your kid snot coloured playdough!! Nice work with giving things a second chance too - I always find putting something tried and tested out with a new material works too!ReplyDelete
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Oh, I love the idea of a garlic press and potato masher! We haven't tried that yet. I may have to pull those out the next time we sit down to play with our play dough. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!ReplyDelete
But I love the play dough idea with the garlic mincer. I will try it, thank you!