I’m sure you knew it was coming…we’ve put away our snowflake play dough, and it’s time for a little valentine play dough fun. If you’ve followed this blog long, you probably also know that my little ones love bugs (at least from a distance). I thought it’d be fun to combine their love of bugs and all things hearts into a little love bug play dough invitation to play.
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To make our play dough we used the no cook play dough recipe from The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book. We divided the batch into three equal(ish) parts and used red, violet, and rose icing colors to add a little Valentine feel.
To create the invitation to play I made a couple of love bugs and set the play dough out with:
- table scatter and heart gems bought from the Dollar Tree for our valentine sensory bin
- colored googly eyes from the Dollar Tree
- pink straws trimmed to small pieces
- tinsel stems and chenille stems in red, purple, pink, and silver
- small heart cutters
The girls were immediately intrigued by all the colors and sparkle. Tinker was the first to get to work creating. I love how she used the heart cutters to make imprints in a winding caterpillar type bug. She spent quite a while positioning all the pieces “just so.”
And in true toddler fashion she tested out the materials in other ways, too. She was particularly amused that the bits of straw made great whistles. 🙂
Are you making any valentine play dough?
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