Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Play-Doh Play-Dates Fun Activites

I just found this site Play-Doh Play-Dates.  You and your children will enjoy virtually endless hours of imaginative play with fun and engaging PLAY-DOH Play-Date ideas. Each theme includes step-by-step instructions to create PLAY-DOH Fresh Ideas, printable crafts, and healthy snacks to help you host the perfect PLAY-DOH Play-Date!

This afternoon we decided to get some play-doh and do some of the crafts and activities from the site.  The first craft we did was the pizza box.  You just click on crafts and then click the links to print them out and follow the instructions to create the item.  They are really easy to make.  They recommend printing on card stock so that's what we did.  Play-doh has always been a favorite for me every since I was a child. 

After we made the pizza box, menu, and sign we began to use the play-doh to make food for our pizza shop.  The Play-Dates site shows you step by step how to make a calzone and gelatto.  Then we got creative and did some ideas of our own.  We made pizza, breadsticks, salad, and cheese sticks.  This was a lot of fun and we spent an afternoon enjoying the play-doh. 

They also have several other fresh ideas.  They are divided into different levels.  They have beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  I think that we'll try the back-2-school fresh idea next time.  I am so glad that I found play-doh play-mates.

Some other ideas they have for play-dates are ice cream shoppe, breakfast diner, spring party, back 2 school and beach party.  Each of those has step by step instructions for a fun filled afternoon.  We decided that we will do the beach party ideas next time we have an afternoon free to play with the play-doh.

After we finished we used the clean up tips they have on the site.  Here are a few of their clean up tips.  They were very helpful and useful for us.  Here are the clean up tips from the site: 
Pick up the Pieces Part 1

Playtime is done. Here are ways to make the cleaning up fun.

1. Remove small pieces of moist PLAY-DOH Compound from your work surface -- and even some carpets -- by gently pressing a larger piece of moist PLAY-DOH Compound against them and lifting them away.
2. Dry pieces of PLAY-DOH Compound can generally be picked off of hard surfaces. DO NOT USE SOAP AND WATER, as that will make them dissolve and become harder to remove.
Cleaning Carpets
3. If PLAY-DOH Compound gets into the carpet, let it dry. When it's dry, loosen the pieces with a stiff brush, then pick them up by hand or with a hand-held or regular vacuum. DO NOT WET THE PLAY-DOH COMPOUND. DO NOT USE HOT WATER OR CLEANING SOLUTIONS.
Keep a Lid on It
4. Store PLAY-DOH Compound in the can with the lid completely closed.
Take a Picture...It Lasts Longer
5. Your child creates a masterpiece you want to cherish, but PLAY-DOH Compound creations will eventually dry and crack if left out. Preserve your child's work of art by taking a photo of it. That way you can admire it always. 
6. Turn cleaning up into a game.

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