Kids love playing with Play-doh. And for little ones, the squishier, the better. Once it starts to dry out it just gets too hard for little ones to work with.
So, what do you do, pitch it?
Don’t toss that can yet! That Play-doh still has lots of uses.
This week we used some of our stiff Play-doh to make Christmas ornaments – a fun, easy craft for little ones that uses materials you already have on hand.
The Play-doh we used was particularly stiff, so I rolled it out for the kids.
Once it was rolled out, both my preschooler and toddler got to work cutting out shapes for ornaments.
I still have glitter from our pine cone ornaments, so I got it out to try with our Play-doh. (I wasn’t sure how much would actually stick, but they had fun rubbing it on their finished shapes!)
After they were finished with their creations, I used a toothpick to poke holes in the ornaments so we could add ribbons later for hanging.
Then I set the ornaments in a safe place to air dry. Since we were using some very old Play-doh, it only took a couple days. (Want them ready for Christmas? Try baking them at 200 degrees for 5 minutes.)
Once they were dry, we added ribbons to hang them with. I also used a permanent marker to personalize a few of the ornaments.
Got some old Play-doh hanging around? Give this easy craft a try this week… Tie ’em on packages for a simple addition to any gift. Or, use them as gift tags!