Big, Bad, Porcelain Canvas

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In preparation for a recent trip to Boston, friends suggested that I stock up on new toys to entertain my child on the airplane.  So, along with purchasing a Mrs. Potato Head and an Elmo DVD (a moment of weakness for our almost-TV-free home that thankfully paid off), I found these great washable bathtub crayons in a local beauty supply store. I knew these would be a hit … [Read more...]

Playdough Tools

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If you have a batch of playdough and could use some ideas for how to play with it, we're going to dig into that today! If you don't have any playdough, and want to know how to make playdough, click here.  I collect tools from everywhere: online shops, toy stores, play kitchen tools, my kitchen, second hand shops. Playdough Tool Ideas note: this list contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Homemade Playdough

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My daughter and I are addicted to homemade playdough: Playing with it, cutting it, rolling it, but especially making it. Today I'm excited to share a recipe for how to make playdough. Playdough is an excellent material for exploring a pliable 3-D media, and it has the potential to help a child exercise fine motor skills and develop their creative mind through play acting … [Read more...]