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Giving our kids time with play dough is important. (Here are six reasons why.) We’ve recently made play dough a regular activity at our house (after a time of keeping it locked away for this mom’s sanity!). The other day we made a new batch of play dough using this no-cook recipe, and the kids had fun using craft items to make their creations.
My oldest two (ages 5 and 4) were busy for over an hour making these cookies. They grabbed a fork from the drawer to criss-cross the cookies and then used all the decorative buttons I bought from Michaels. They baked the cookies over on the couch.
My son had fun pushing these colorful gems into his play dough to make a path.
It was fun to poke holes with craft sticks.
We squished shiny mosaic tiles into the dough.
Here are the craft items we’ve been using:
- googly eyes
- decorative buttons
- mosaic tiles
- plastic jewels
- craft sticks
You’ll find many more fun ideas on my Play Dough Pinterest board!