Monday's play was - Snow Playdough - the recipe is a no-cook dough, made with cornflour in place of regular flour to make it extra-white. I'm not sure I put enough cornflour in, but my dough was very wet so I chucked in a handful of regular flour too.
I changed out some of the elements of our Birthday Playdough Kit - we kept the candles, pom poms, sparkly stars, ribbon and doilies. The kiddos loved making cakes last week, so I added some more cupcake cases I thought were a bit more christmas-y.
We also have cinnamon sticks, pipecleaners, acorns, cotton wool, whole cloves, sparkly 'snowball' decorations, Christmas cookie cutters and ric rac.
I like the fact that this dough is unscented and unfancy... I think it's a real blank slate for the kids to let their imagination have a good stretch
Here's one of our little snowman creations... the cloves make it smell lovely and traditional but you could use raisins or tiny stones as coal
Thanks for the inspiration Nurturestore -
make sure to head on over to the Winter Play Planner for more fun ideas!