Egg themed Playdough play

This week I bought an Easter Egg cookie cutter to do some crafts with. The morning after it arrived I asked Patronus A what activity she would like to do with me while Patronus B had her first nap. I like to really use Patronus B's naps to spend some one on one time with the Toddler. Sometimes I don't achieve this everyday, some days she's not interested and would rather play by herself (a general win!). That morning she asked to play with playdough and so this idea formed as I saw the cookie cutter lying around as I went to fetch the goods. 

Around the house I grabbed a few bits and pieces that I thought would make interesting imprints into the playdough eggs. 

Super simple things that most families would have lying around. Think about the texture of an object, the feel of it etc.

These are the colours we used. Spring colours!

These are the colours we used. Spring colours!

All you need is:

  • Playdough

  • Rolling Pin

  • Easter Egg cookie cutter (ours is off Amazon Prime)

  • Whatever is lying around the house to use as printers.

Instructions:

Pretty self- explanatory roll out each colour of playdough, use the cookie cutter and then let your toddlers use each of the 'tools' to decorate their eggs. As predicted mine got what we call in this house, 'squirrelled' by the bubble wrap. That is an UP reference. If you haven't watched it is brilliant! 

This is a great sensory activity and teaches your toddlers a little about cause and effect of certain textures on a softer surface. 

The tools next to the Eggy Playdough shape that they were used on.

The tools next to the Eggy Playdough shape that they were used on.

Sometimes the most simple activities capture Toddler's attention the most

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