September 01, 2014

Fun with Clay or Play Dough

The first time experience of my son with play dough was three years ago, I bought Play-Doh Cars 2 Mold N Go weeks before his third birthday. He loves Lightning Mcqueen so he really enjoyed his toy but he stopped playing because he ran out of play dough. I checked the play doh in the department store and the price is expensive for my budget. 

Thank God for Pinterest because I found recipe for homemade play dough and my son started playing with his toy again.  You can check the step by step here.  



Inspite of the mess, there are several benefits of play dough like developing the fine motor skills, it enhance the imagination and creativity and it calm and soothe even adults. Honestly, I love playing play doh, I wanted to have this when I was a kid but no money for that. 

If you remember my post last year, we had fun with clay modelling in Nuvali.  



My son received a gift of clay set last Christmas and I bought this book last summer to entertain him. 



Last week I printed this play dough mats from Pinterest. You can print it in regular paper and paste it in old folder or print it in cardboard paper to make it sturdy. You can laminate the paper but I just cover it with plastic cover. I've made homemade play dough again.





We had fun in making dinner, ice cream sundae and cake. 



my work

my work
Click here to download the file. 

21 comments:

  1. My son loves playing with clay, too. Thanks for the idea of the printed plate! I help him mold plates for his "food" so this would be really helpful :)

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  2. The mats is a great idea! Both my kids can spend hours playing with play doh. We make our own play-doh too because the commercial ones are so expensive!

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  3. My boys love playing with clay, too! My second child had a school activity before where they made clay from scratch. It was super fun for the him but after some time the clay became too moist and yucky hehe Maybe, we'll try the recipe on your link and make a better batch!

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  4. After making our own moonsand, my next project is homemade playdough, too! It's so exciting, and it's educational pa. I'm wary of using store-bought playdough and clay kasi because di ko alam anong ingredients.

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  5. I can't play with clay yet with my son maybe when he's a bit older because of his habit of eating his toys

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  6. Wow! Those mats are really a great idea to guide the children in what to mold. I like those!

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  7. Looks fun! This will surely encourage them to be creative and imagine more!

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  8. My kids love play Doh too. You can also let your son watch the youtube videos on how to make creative fun shapes using Play Doh. He will surely love it!

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  9. This is a good idea! I hope when my baby's a bit big na, she'll also love play doh. Perfect bonding time.

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  10. Awww the food clays are so cute!

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  11. Ang galing! The partner and I have been planning for a looooong time to make edible play dough for the daughter but never got the time. Hopefully in the coming weekends this month ma try namin ganito din!

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  12. Wow!! really cool! Heheh pwede pala yan? Pambihira wala din akong ganyan nung bata ako eh. Kung alam ko lang pwede pa lang homemade eh di sana nag enjoy din ako. hehehehe.! I'll sure try this when James can play play dough! =)

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    1. Hehehe! Sana gumawa na rin ko nung bata ko. :)

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  13. my kids love playing clay too! and it really is messy! nakakunsumi pag halo halo na ang color (opps! OCD attack haha) If my kids will see this, they would ask me again na ilabas na ang dough nila.. we do toy rotation eh, as of now, nasa building blocks sila :) pero sawa na daw sila at gusto na nila mag dough :)

    the place mats are cool!

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    1. True, nakakastress pag namix na yung mga colors. hehehe!

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  14. Home made playdoughs are better because you know what went in it when you made it. :)

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  15. These are awesome ideas. Isn't Pinterest amazing? I'm going to try making those play dough mats when Ethan is older. I used to love clay and play dough when I was young!

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  16. We can find almost everything on Pinterest hehe! Great idea on the improvised mat, kahit anong clay pwede nang laruin! :D

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  17. My son had a lot of different Play Doh sets when he was little. I honestly don't know what to do with them now that he's outgrown them. I can't bear to sell them or give them away just yet. It was fun while it lasted, tho hehe.

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    1. It so expensive din kasi kaya kakahinayang. :)

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