And we were completely out.
Okay, that’s not really true.
We have a HUGE pile of puke brown playdough.
And while I love the color brown, the projects we have planned require a bit more of a variety of color.
So I pulled out the recipe book and decided that it was time to try for some Homemade playdough.
It’s soft, and pliable, stays fresh and best of all….
No dirty pot to clean!
You’ll want to
boomark the recipe & tutorial
Trust me….good stuff!
Homemade playdough got me thinking about Homemade Tools so I thought I’d share a few of the sculting tools we use on our projects:
Popsicle Sticks make great knives for little hands
Cut Popsicle Sticks make great scoring tools for older children
Any cylindrical shape toy makes a rolling pin…tinker-toys, markers, ect.
Paper Clips, beside being great hole pokers…are great for gauging out bits of clay from hard to reach places…great for sculpting faces!
Toothbrushes make great textures
So do Combs….
Doorknobs make great stamps….
And even your clothes make interesting patterns!
The trick is to find objects throughout your house that you can repurpose into a useful crafty tool! That’s part of the fun too, so get your children invloved in the scavenger hunt and let their creativity shine through!