I was just looking back through some old photos, and look what I found! I’m going to call it Ocean Dough: ocean-themed play dough when JJ was about 3.5 years old, and super obsessed with Octonauts related activities and anything under the sea. (She still is, really….)
I’m obsessed with that little chubby hand…. and those big brown eyes….
We used this recipe from The Imagination Tree, adding blue and yellow food colouring, and kneading while still hot until it reached a smooth texture. (Don’t cut the kneading time short – it makes a big difference).
Then set it out, with a wave rolling pin (if you have one) and a tub of sea creatures, and play!
Our sea creatures look similar to these (affiliate link).
The yellow playdough sand makes for a nice beach scene – perfect for little penguins to nest on or crabs to scuttle in and out of the water.
A fun afternoon of ocean small world imaginative play….
Makes me keen to whip up a new batch of homemade play dough tomorrow!
For more ocean and under the sea theme:
- Make your own cloud dough sand for a beach themed small world
- We love water beads (great fun for a sunny summer’s day)
- Ocean themed water play (ditto for summer)
- JJ’s Octonauts party (for lots of Octonauts party ideas and Octonauts games suggestions)
Or for more DIY play dough ideas:
- rose scented play dough
- edible play dough recipe
- make your own play snow
- apple scented play dough
- gingerbread play dough
- candy cane play dough
- five little ducks play dough
- and check out our play ideas page for even more….
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