homemade playdoh

Earlier this week I realized that Shane and Marianne had never played with playdoh. How could I have let this fun activity slip my mind? Max and Alex loved playing with it when they were little and I knew for sure that Shane and Marianne would feel the same way, so I decided to remedy the situation and looked up a recipe. We used this one and boy has it been a hit! The little ones love it and Max even joined in on the fun and made a Spongebob head. You know you've done something right when your 14 (almost 15!) year old son gets in on the action. Ruben has been sculpting as well. His best work was a brain and a little pumpkin which I unfortunately didn't get pictures of. So, if you're looking for great winter/rainy day/any day activity and you don't already have playdoh, you should definitely make some!
Excuse the messy table...that's a real life photo :) And if you notice, our patio is a construction zone. I had to move everything out because their replacing all the wood siding on the exterior of our complex. It's going to look really nice when it's done but I'm praying all my plants survive. Here's what it looks like right now. Not too inviting is it?

What are your favorite fall/winter crafts that you enjoy with your kids or on your own? I've been getting my typical crochet bug now that the weather has cooled off. I'm thinking of making these for some Christmas gifts. And since I linked to Pinterest I'd like to add how much I enjoy it. It's really cool to see a fun craft and be able to save it in such an easy way. I know a lot of people think it's a huge waste of time (which it certainly can be) but I've made so many of the things that I pinned which I would have otherwise totally forgotten about. As far as I'm concerned, it's the perfect online organizing tool.

Have a great Sunday!
♥ anne


  1. Playdoh is the best! I can't wait until our little guy can help make it and enjoy playing with it. I love the colors you chose. I love making beeswax candles and if you get the sheets of beeswax it is quite easy for little ones to enjoy making as well.

    Happy Sunday!

  2. i love your "unstyled" play-dough picture AND i love pintrest. i don't look up crafts much but i really love it as inspiration for house projects right now. and for recipes.

  3. I rediscovered paper-doll making just recently, which is a fun easy craft to do. I used old wrapping paper so it had a pattern on it. Mia and Oscar were amazed when they unfolded the dolls. Truthfully I have gotten a heck of a lot out of Pinterest craft wise lately, and I too love using it to organise ideas and projects; I do fall into a pinterest time warp occasionally though, albeit a relaxing one of staring at pretty pictures and "to make"s. Your boards are so relaxing to look at! I like the potholders Anne, they are going to be very cool when done.

  4. I love those potholders! I don't use pinterest, but certainly enjoyed checking out your pins...
    We use to do the other kind of paper-doll making with my mom designing the dolls, cutting clothes for them out of fabric. We actually built a paper theatre with the dolls acting all kinds of exciting plays out.

    I also use to love paper clay, which is like playdoh, but hardens, and you don't have to bake it unlike a lot of clay things. I made tons of little things for my dolls and stuff. The playdoh looks so fun, I want to make some for me ;) luckily I do have some kid-friends at the very right age...


  5. I just made some play dough with our boys and didn't add color, but did add tons of fall spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, etc.) and it is still fragrant a month later.


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