This was admittedly a very on the huff organised activity. It started relatively simply by me having to make pizza dough for dinner. Before I knew it wee man was rolling his sleeves up (literally) to get his hands stuck in to "help" mummy out. So I decided to check out how easy it was to make home made play doh. Unfortunately to me it's actually very easy! There was a no cook version: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup water then some food colouring to brighten things up. Unfortunately I only had yellow but I ran with it. Making the dough is all part of the fun and we were a mess before we even started. So much for me thinking this would be a relatively clean messy play idea! I found some cookie cutters (admittedly of the Christmas variety) and off we went. It was a lot of fun just pushing the cutters into the dough and not really worrying about making shapes. The best bits seemed to be squishing your fingers in and then flicking the dough off so it ended up everywhere! (must add more flour next time!). As usual it was all about process instead of end result as the only thing I have to show for my hard work is messy trousers and some play doh stored in a tight container for next time!
Inspired by the lovely Mammasaurus and the Creative Project.