Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Surprise Playdough


So, there I was sneaking around the kitchen this morning while the girlies played, hoping that they wouldn't catch me preparing this activity. All was good, they were busy in play.

I made one batch of plain play dough and once it was finished I kneaded it. Then, I put the dough into two blobs and prepared it for the big surprise. This IS called "surprise play dough!"

I pressed my fist into the centre of each blob to make a hole and to add the surprise part, I took some coloured powdered paint and sprinkled it in. For this dough I put red and yellow together so the girls could make orange. Once the powder paint was ready, I covered it up again so the dough looked like the original plain blobs with no sign of colour anywhere.



When I took the dough to the girls they seemed very excited to have some new dough to play with. Little did they know the activity would get more exciting than that. Once they started to play and roll and knead the dough, the colours started to come out and mix. This really captured Miss M's(4)interest. She worked at it 'till she had a beautiful orange colour. What a fantastic, fun-filled surprise!


8 comments:

Brooke said...

What a great idea. My son is REALLY into Play Doh right now. So much so that he didn't even blink an eye the other day when Daddy had to look after him while I went to the hospital (high BP). "We'll play Play Doh together" he said to his Dad most excited.

Busy Brissy Mum said...

That's so great Brooke. I hope you are feeling better.

Rebekah said...

Marvelous! I never thought to hide things in the middle.

Busy Brissy Mum said...

Hey Rebekah, I think you might be onto something......glitter...small toys.... I might have to try your idea.

Emily said...

That is such a wonderful idea! It might keep my littlest more interested in the playdoh, as she tends to grow tired of it pretty quickly. It's a built in reward for persisting - just what we need!

Brooke said...

Hi Again Amanda. I'm thinking of using this idea for my son's birthday party in a couple of weeks time. We have never used powdered paint - is it likely to stain anything it comes in contact with? I'm coming up with lots of indoor activities for 3 year olds and trying to not ruin my house in the process!

katepickle said...

what a cool idea!!! My boy adores play dough right now and I thought we'd tried just about every way to play with it... but not this! Thanks for sharing!

Busy Brissy Mum said...

I'm glad you like this activity Kate and Emily. Brooke, the powdered paint isn't very forgiving I have to say. Unfortunately it can stain but I'd just choose to do the activity outside on an old table if you are worried about it. When we use it for anything, I try and make sure I am super careful with it and for an activity like this, the girls are dressed in play clothes.

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