Play-Doh Play-Dates

by Cate on September 23, 2011

Baby Face
Someone mentioned the other day how much Madeline has changed over the last few months, and since I see her every day, I definitely don’t notice it as much until I look at a picture like this. Taken nearly exactly four months ago at the park (May 2011), she definitely has a lot more baby face in it, and those bangs make a huge difference. We are still heaving in the growing-out-bangs phase, and we are almost at the tuck-behind-the-ears phase, which would be pretty awesome save for the fact that she prefers the hair to cover her face. She’s certainly a very special child. This picture was also taken just moments before she told me to smell her armpits.

Right Armpit Check

And the left

Crazy Child

When I say she has a bawdy sense of humor akin to that of a sailor, people think I’m kidding, until they hang out with us for a bit. Tonight as we headed to the restroom at a local diner, she told another guest that she was going to check her boogers. What we were going to do was talk about behavior that was unbecoming to a little lady. Nearly the same thing. Special, I tell you, very special.

Booger checks aside, this little mischief maker is also pretty darn fond of Play-Doh. Unfortunately for her, her mom? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong. I love, love, love Play-Doh. Our home, however, is just not a Play-Doh zone. I can’t stand the mess it makes. And when the colors from getting mixed. So I leave that to preschool. And when babysitters come over. We are also not a finger-painting home either. I do have to have some boundaries.

So earlier this week, knowing how much Madeline loves to play with Play-Doh, I was pretty stoked to see them having some Play-Doh time at school, and laughed as her teacher tried in vain to keep the colors mixed.

It was actually perfect timing, though, because I had just found out about these fun (and free!) new ideas from the folks at Play-Doh, which I, of course, shared, as any good mom would do. Sharing is caring, after all.

To help you get creative with Play-Doh, the folks at Hasbro put together a bunch of unique ways to play with your Play-Doh.  Since we make our own pizzas at home (the kind you can eat), that sounded particularly fun.  You can get step-by-step instructions on new things to do with the Play-Doh you already have on hand, and even find printable crafts ideas as well.  All right here.

Alright folks, with that last bit ‘o fun for the week, I am off to enjoy the rare moments of peace and quiet while the kids slumber.  Hope your weekend is simply magical!


This post is part of a SocialMoms product evaluation, for which I’ve been selected. I’ve been compensated for my time with 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Play-Doh. ‘Cause they probably totally would never have put the words armpits and boogers in a post about Play-Doh.  Of that, I’m fairly certain.

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Joanne September 24, 2011 at 6:20 am

Oh I know about Madeline’s sense of humor all too well. However, I find it cute.

My mom never let us play with play-doh either…or finger paint. She saved that for when we went to her sister’s house. :P


stephanie September 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm

have you ever made your own play-doh? its cheap & easy!


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