We found some clearance play-dough at the grocery outlet this morning.
Our old play-dough was just that. Old. A little dried up. And all mixed together.
They barely made it though their lunch before wanting to get it out.
Eli is doing better at not eating every little bit. He has fun mashing, smashing and tearing it into tiny bits.
Avery is the color mixer. It really bothers Noah. But she says her color creations are beautiful. And who's to argue with that?
Besides, I haven't found a good way to let them creatively play and not have the colors mix.
(got any ideas?)
Noah makes things. People, places, things. Volcano's and man-eating sharks. He loves to look at the play-dough sets at the store. Too bad there are no man-eating shark sets. The ice cream shoppe is his favorite.
The rule around here is they can play with play-dough as long as they actually "play" with it. I'll make suggestions, maybe demonstrate how something works, but do minimal help. Once they start asking me to make everything for them, the play-dough gets put away.
Where is the creativity if I do all the work? It's pretty much a free for all. I can usually read a magazine or two while they play.
So, you can bet my table and floors are dirty today.
But that's okay with me.
We are busy creating.