As those really cold days approach, it's a good idea to have your play dough recipe at the ready. This is one of our go-to activities, and so we're glad to realize it doesn't have to be just bright colored plastic toys and little yellow tubs (though that can be fun too). Mandy actually makes it something quite lovely:
We found Mandy writing about Exploring Tools and Textures with Play dough on Rhythm of the Home, a quarterly online magazine with each issue focusing on incorporating the current season into your home and family life. If you haven't checked it out, it's a relaxing read, full of beautiful articles and lots of inspiration.
Mandy keeps all of her play dough tools together in a box- and uses a small piece of heavy duty canvas as a work surface.
She uses dowels for rolling, little knobs, coins, or buttons for stamping, and lots of everyday objects or objects from nature.
After looking at her photographs and reading about all of the tools she uses, we felt inspired and excited to think of new objects that might be fun to throw into the mix. Putting together a little box with canvas, homemade play dough, and a few interesting tools would also make a great holiday gift for your child or a friend.