rainbow playdough

Raise your hand if you love homemade playdough!  I do!  I do!  It’s so easy to make!  I made up a big batch of rainbow playdough the other night, by dividing it and colouring into 6 different portions.

Head on over to The Imagination Tree for loads of playdough recipes.  I used Wilton’s icing gels to colour this batch, but  you can use regular food colouring.

This morning, I put a plastic table-cloth down on the deck, and set the playdough up with an assortment of “tools”: scissors, craft sticks, beads, plastic toothpicks, coloured bowls etc., and told the Hooligans to feel free to mix the colours together as they played.

This is something I used to struggle with before making my own playdough.  It’s expensive, so there was always a desire to keep the colours separate.  When you make your own though, it costs almost nothing, and you can make a new batch whenever you want, so mixing the colours isn’t an issue.  

And it’s SO much more fun when you mix them up!  We had a little candy/cookie/cake shop going on.  The results when you blend the colours together are just beautiful, aren’t they?

If you’re looking for a good playdough recipe, head on over to @the imagination tree.  Anna has some great recipes there.  Nurturestore also has a free downloadable ebook full of playdough recipes!

Mix up a batch and make your little one’s day!

Looking for another neat playdough activity?  Check out our potato head playdough!  So simple and fun!

Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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