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! You can turn that old playdough into colorful homemade Play-Doh ornaments. (Related Post: 25 Homemade Ornaments Kids Can Make)
Our playdough 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 dough, it only took a couple days. (Want them ready sooner? Try baking them at 200 degrees Fahrenheit 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 cans of Play-Doh hanging around? Give this easy playdough craft a try. Make a few playdough ornaments for the tree. Tie ’em on packages for a simple addition to any gift. You could even use them as gift tags!
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