This idea is just too good not to share, and so in keeping with our penchant for incorporating nature and intriguing sensory elements in our creative process. It’s one of those ideas that make me want to smack myself upside the head and say “doh!”, as in, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Instead, I’ll just say “Play-doh!” and thank you to Small Potatoes for the inspiration.
Originally posted on Small Potatoes:
“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
With Spring approaching, and Earth Day this weekend, I wanted to create an activity that celebrated both occasions. One of my toddlers hand-delivered a bouquet of flowers for me on my birthday about 10 days ago, and they had long since started to wilt. I couldn’t bare to throw them out yet. Surely there was SOME way I could re-use them or prolong their life? That IS what we’ve been talking about all week, after all!
Then I thought, if we can put coffee in the playdough, why can’t we put blossoms in the playdough? It would smell just as good, and you KNOW it would be soooo pretty! And so that’s exactly what I did.
First, I pulled off all the flower petals that were not yet dry and crunchy…this is the prettiest part of the whole process. Look at that colourful…
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