We don't call playdough the most versatile material/tool for creative play without reason! That pink salt dough that we made this past Friday has triggered so many ways to create and play.
It was used as 'Cloud Dough' in its first stage of making; it was kneaded into a Valentine pink and aromatic dough with much sensory pleasure; it was moulded into pretty shapes before being converted into the most ravishing beaded/bejeweled ornaments for the Christmas tree and even for Valentine's – as some of you suggested!
If you and I thought we were done; wait for this pretty, 'lacy' surprise!
Yes, a picture I had seen on – where else – pinterest flashed before my eyes and I rushed to fetch a couple of pretty laces I had bought for some DIY project.
Pari, her friends and my mom kept wondering what would I do with the lace. What, cut it up and stick into the dough? Gosh, no!
I placed it over the rolled out dough and asked Pari to run the rolling pin over it applying even pressure.
And, voila – it was a collective AHA moment! In that moment, our spirits were all united by child-like pleasure and wonder.
After that, there was no stopping us. Each of us wanted to try it out and compare the sharpness of the impression.
Note: It's important to place the edgy side of the lace on the dough to get best impressions.
I was clicking away to glory and they wanted to see those pictures in the viewfinder.
The pictures evoked another round of gasps and ooohsss and aahhhs!
Not that the picture setting is great, but seeing the clarity of their creations in the photos excited them no end.
Like they did with the beaded ornaments, this time again they cut up heart and other shapes with the cookie cutters.
So, we used up the dough to the last particle!
This 'lacy' activity has my mind whirring with possibilities. More so – with Valentine's just a month or so away, we could create so many artsy things. The combination is just perfect – pink playdough + exotic aroma + lacy romance! Whoa!