August 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
I took a batch of black rubbery playdough with us on holiday in case of a rainy day. As it turned out we had LOTS of rainy days, but the day we first played with the playdough was actually sunny! We looked after my neice and the eldest of my nephews one day as we were tired and couldn’t quite face another shopping expedition.
I made the black rubber (it became rubbery because I overcooked it….. although it’s softened with age thank goodness!) using the regular cooked playdough recipe, and added a whole (small) tub of black food colouring gel, and the remains of my blue liquid food colouring. I scented it with quite a few drops of olbas oil – primarily because I really like the smell, but as it turned out we all had colds and blocked noses so it was a great scent to have used! I took a pot of blue glitter with us for the kids to mix in.
Well, they loved it!
We squashed and squished, added LOTS of glitter, rolled it out, made handprints and snails, stuck red glass beads in, buried the glass beads.
The kids asked for table playdough every time they came after that – especially for more glitter to add to it!
We finished by making imprints of our hands in the dough and comparing the sizes of our hands. My niece and nephew made their prints, and then they asked my husband to make a handprint and were amazed at how much bigger his was than theirs!