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Monday, November 4, 2013

DIY garden play dough kit

Christmas is on the horizon and I am beginning to feel a mild degree of panic as I contemplate the complex world of gifting. Predictably, I'll leave everything until the last minute meaning you'll probably find me in the wee hours of December 24th wielding a glue gun to whatever over-ambitious handmade gifts I've attempted. I'm not sure I can muster the enthusiasm.


Last year I came up with something pretty good for my niece, Miss Daisy (Daughter of Rebekah over at Just For Daisy)


I'm calling it a garden play dough kit. It's a somewhat open-ended collection of objects that I thought might make a delightful small world for a little girl (or boy).


We picked up a small wooden birdhouse at a craft shop. Daddy used a hole saw, a tool which I am not familiar with, to cut a hole big enough for little fingers to maneuver toys in and out. 


He also cut some coloured pegs in half creating little peg people.


I found some bamboo/wooden bowls at an op-shop (thrift store). Perfect!



Most riveting are the flowers made from wooden craft sticks, felt and a glue gun. I'd made similar flowers for the hats at Pea's third birthday party loosely following a tutorial similar to this one.

And to pull it all together, play dough dirt, play dough made with a excessive amount of food dye in a neat little package.

This was one of those gifts we wished we could have kept all to ourselves. Those are the best kind of gifts though, aren't they?


3 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tots. I've featured this creative idea this week :)

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  2. This is so lovely! What a great gift for a little one.

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  3. Oooh, that is lovely. My five year old would love this!

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