Recently I got re-acquainted again with Play Doh. For Sairah’s sake of course, or maybe not. I admit, it can get pretty addictive. My parents had bought Sairah a play doh ice-cream machine some time ago after the little one relentlessly asked for it and after a few plays, it was stashed prettily in its box having not seen the day of light. It happens with most toys hence why I’ve stopped buying her toys no matter how much she would plead for a new one. So one day I decided to whip out the play doh machine after buying fresh new playdohs because as you know, playdohs have the tendency of becoming hard if let out for too long. And most of it had been literally shredded into tiny itty bitty little pieces and worst still – all colors mixed which is really like a pet peeve of mine for some OCD level.
Behold our machine and fresh new playdoh which I think is the Easter collection, if I’m not mistaken.
I decided to do something different with the playdoh however. So if you plan on doing this with the kids, you’ll need:
1) A plate (to roll out the playdoh because rolling on paper makes the playdoh stick on it for some reason)
2) Roller pin
3) Plastic fork and knife (without sharp edges of course)
4) Playdohs of different colors
5) Playdoh machine (or maybe not even)
6) And the main star: one naked barbie, all stripped off her pretty clothes.
And yes, newspaper laid on the table. Because this can get messy people.
Sairah’s task of the day: to knead out the playdoh and I have to say, I suspect she’ll be a good chapati maker in the future.
And to chop even…and it may look like we’re about to ‘cook’ or play ‘masak masak’ with it but in actual fact…
We were merely making play doh dresses for Barbie.
Sairah made her necklace while I worked on the dress and of course handbag coz every woman should carry a nice handbag as its our God-given right.
I should warn y’all, only the front looks decent….and this is how the back looked…but hey no one’s really looking. Not even Ken coz we don’t have one.
A beach look for Barbie
A second beach look for her with some modifications.
A new skirt design.
Sairah working on Barbie’s ‘blouse’
And she figured all Barbie had to do was use a nipple cover Not sure if most people would approve of this design though.
And after a few practice rounds watching me do it, I told Sairah to create her own dress on her own but I totally agree about this I saw on FB sometime ago:
So putting the control freak-ness aside, I let her do whatever she want (though I strictly told her NOT to mix the playdohs which she adhered to) and this was the final master piece.
Totally funky I must say but not too bad for a 3 year old ‘designer’…at least she got Barbie’s modest bits covered and that’s all that matters.
Sairah with one of her other designs all done by herself together with some ‘pastries’ for her hi-tea party with Barbie.
This is what I added on for her party because you definitely need comfy lounge chairs and a table to eat.
The first time we started on this project, we sat quietly for a good straight 3 hours kneading, cutting, ‘designing’ and didn’t realize how fast time flew. You can forget alot of problems this way. And the few times after that, took about 2 hours or so and eventually I let her do it all by herself so I could spend a few hours on the computer :) So this is definitely a good project for kids on a rainy day and to at least give yourself 2 hours of peace and quiet so do try it out. It definitely unleashed some creative side in me which I didn’t think existed in these old bones so thank you Play Doh for doing that!