“Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before” ~Shel Silverstein
Today we got our silly on.
And it was glorious.
A double batch of green play dough and some silly monster lips, eyes, noses, and ears was all these little girls needed…They placed their face parts in their dough just how they pleased…With such focus and concentration…Al’ of them busy and quiet, until they saw what they had created…
And then the silly rumpus began in earnest…
Oh, but we had fun!
Our Most Trusted Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar (you can use alum if you cannot find cream of tartar)
1 Tbsp oil
1 cup water
Food colouring or powdered tempera paint
*Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Place on burner on medium heat. Add water, oil, and colour. Mix well. Stir as the dough cooks. When the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the pot and is no longer slimy, it is ready! Dump the play dough the counter to cool. Knead and make soft.
*This activity used a double batch of the above recipe.
You may be wondering where I found these silly little monster face pieces. Well, I found them at our thrift store, but you can use Mr. Potato Head pieces like the Happy Hooligans did! They will work too!
Yes, the smalls are learning eye-hand coordination, small motor skills, focus, concentrations, parts of the face and where they belong, but the most important thing we learned today? Well…
…to have fun, make lots of noise, and above all…
Thanks for stopping by,
~Arlee, Small Potatoes
Such a cute activity. I’m hesitant to introduce play dough in my home just yet as my 18 month old enjoys ingesting all that he can fit in his mouth. My 3 year old would love this. She loves monsters.
I find the little ones taste it once…and then realize how yucky and salty it is, and they leave it be! Lol! But closer to 2 yrs is usually when my smaller ones join in with playdough 🙂
Great idea for an fun activity!
The Potatoe Head pieces aren’t as silly as yours, so I spent a few minutes to track those down and I thought your readers might like to know the specific toy you used for this project. Those are “Totally Ghoul” brand Pumpkin Push-Ins. They don’t seem to be available at retail anywhere now but there are sets up on Ebay.
Thank you so much for finding that information for us!!!
That’s so great!!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE this activity… and absolutely love the cute little “monster faces” your girls were making! So much fun!
I will have to try the play dough recipe out. It looks like y’all had a TON of fun!
I dont have cream of tartar. Is there any other ingredient I could use instead?
Can you get alum? It works the same way…
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