Yesterday was a pretty grey ol' afternoon and our plans were cancelled last-minute so Violet and I had some time while April slept. On a bit of a whim, we thought it could be fun to make some playdough.
I could have perhaps looked up a recipe but why Google something that takes a few seconds when you can make it up and hope for the best! I also thought it would be interesting to see if Violet could problem-solve and so I let her add the plain flour and botanically-dyed (and strained) water as she thought it was necessary. I also added a drop of olive oil (not sure if that's a thing, just felt like the dough needed it!). It was super easy.
To begin with, we gathered some petals from our backyard and boiled them up. With hindsight, I probably should have let them soak for a little while to get a brighter colour because the colour was pretty weak.
Although that ended up being a bit of a blessing as we then had the idea to add some Lavender essential oil and Lavender petals from our garden.
Violet played with the dough for a while, but I'll let you in on a little secret. When she went to bed, I actually found the dough to be such a lovely stress-reliever! Just rolling it releases the most beautiful scent and that, with a cup of tea, was a welcome way to end my Sunday night.
Hope you enjoy our little floral DIY project.
ps. April woke up just as we were finishing up. I dare you not to smile at those teeny little teeth popping through!
pps. Violet wears one of my current favourite bows.