Art with Babies, Play Dough

Edible Play Dough

This is a great way to differentiate for babies while your big kids are playing with big kid play dough. My favorite edible dough has just two ingredients: equal parts nut or seed butter and powdered milk. You can add more powdered milk, or even water and more powdered milk for different textures. My kids… Continue reading Edible Play Dough

Nature Play, Play Dough

Mud and Sand Play Doughs

Making your own high quality play dough is easy and fun. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is a great version to start with! Mud play dough, sand play dough and blue ecoslime This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+. I’ve… Continue reading Mud and Sand Play Doughs

Play Dough, Sensory Play

Ice Cream Play Dough Invitation

Making your own high quality play dough is easy, fast and fun. This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+. We are having SO much fun with this invitation this week. Mr. 3.5 is very interested in cooking and baking, and this ice… Continue reading Ice Cream Play Dough Invitation

Play Dough, Sensory Play

Pizza Play Dough Invitation

Making your own high quality play dough is easy, fast and fun. This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+, but the littles will be doing a lot more smooshing than pretending, and a simpler invitation would be better suited to them. We’re… Continue reading Pizza Play Dough Invitation

Outer Space, Play Dough, Sensory Play

Outer Space Play Dough Invitation

This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+. We had SO much fun with this kit this week. Mr. 3.5 is interested in learning about outer space, and this play opportunity opened up a whole new route to learning and exploring the abstract… Continue reading Outer Space Play Dough Invitation

Play Dough, Sensory Play

Under the Sea Play Dough Invitation

This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+ Materials Play Dough (find our favorite no cook recipe here)Loose parts (sea shells, fish figurines, Pom poms, pipe cleaners)Play dough tools (rolling pin, cookie cutters) Set it all up as an invitation to play. I… Continue reading Under the Sea Play Dough Invitation

Play Dough, Sensory Play

Birthday Cake Play Dough Invitation

This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+. This is one of our all time favorite play invitations. We use it all the time! Creating beautiful little cupcakes that look and smell delicious never gets old. Materials Play Dough (find our favorite recipe… Continue reading Birthday Cake Play Dough Invitation

Play Dough, Recipes

The Best No Cook Play Dough

Play dough is one of my favorite tools to facilitate meaningful, creative play for little ones. It is so versatile! You can pair it with loose parts for pretend and small world play, “cook” and “bake” with it, explore color mixing and texture, and it makes the perfect gift. Outdoor Play Dough Invitation We have… Continue reading The Best No Cook Play Dough