Let this list serve as inspiration for what you'll need to build a creative and fun play dough station;
- Pantry items - gather a range of grains, legumes and seeds, like poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, popcorn, star anise, chickpeas, lentils or pine nuts and arrange in separate bowls or containers. Your child can press them into the flattened dough and make patterns. Heck while you're at it why not grab the salt and pepper grinders too! Dried pasta. Sprinkles. The possibilities are endless here.
- Tools - of course you'll need a rolling pin + a selection of cookie cutters and stamps. We LOVE these wooden stamps from our pals at The Dough Folk. Crafted from ethically sourced, kiln dried hardwood and sealed with a custom made citrus oil finish, these beautiful Dough Stamp sets encourage motor skills, strengthen grip, develop hand-eye coordination and are the perfect size for little hands.
- Nature - small sticks and twigs, pinecones, shells, feathers, sand, rocks, crystals, fresh or dried leaves and flowers. Children like to collect these items throughout their day so you may already have a little stash at home. If not, take a walk around the block as a family and see what you can find.
- Playdough - sorta the whole point, you'll need a selection of colourful, silky smooth play dough. We highly recommend The Dough Folk play dough as it is non-toxic, free from nasties, kid-friendly and made with organic jojoba and coconut oil. This play dough is buttery soft and will nourish your little one’s skin while they play.
Enjoy, Tania of LMB. x
*photo credit The Dough Folk