Thursday, August 14, 2008

Play-Doh idea

New Play-Doh sets are fun. Nice soft dough, cute molds, bright colors. But let's face it: a preschooler with a fierce need for independence plus technology they haven't mastered yet - a very frustrating combination. So this morning, as I tried to think of something fun for Lydia to do with her new toy, I went to get a few rubber stamps to try stamping the dough. Someone else has probably thought of this before, but it's a first for us.
She had a lot of fun with it, and it kept her busy for a full 5 minutes. That's a long time when you're almost 3. She liked the butterflies and flowers, but she was even more pleased with the "squares" she made with the back side of the stamp. Whatever works, I say.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ah, I miss the play-doh days ... Daniel was the play-doh lover at my house. I kept a little table in the kitchen for him to do messy-crafty stuff like that. Of all the stuff he ever did, he loved play-doh best though. He used to roll it out and poke his little army men in it too, so they'd stand up. (Must be a boy thing.) Do they make scented play-doh yet or is it still that same scent from a jillion years ago?