Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Do You Smell That? Ummm.

When I came inside my grandson's house, I detected a lovely aroma. He was perched on his little stool and was busy pushing doughy blobs into disc-like medallions. Yes, close scrutiny revealed that he had discovered Play-Doh. He had so much fun pushing out images of Cookie Monster and Elmo. Not too many days later, he was sitting there as neat as you please and was single-handedly pushing a blob of dough into a channel with an arm. He pushed the arm down and a perfect row of "bricks"came out of the little blue hole. He could then cut them and build, if he chose. I was amazed at how well he could do all of this by himself at 2. He played for a long time, sometimes using the device that made long spaghetti tubes. We were both so happy playing together. Well, it was because of the smell.

When I was a little girl, we got a Play-Doh Factory, almost like grandson Ty's under our Christmas tree. Open a can and it smelled heavenly. We also had the brick maker. The sturdy toy has changed little over the years. How many toys can be so creative? My sisters and I made jewelry and had a store, we made cakes and cookies for our bake shop, and we could always use cookie cutters.
In one of my pictures here, you can see Baby Bear which I made for Ty, who is going through a bear phase. He loved it. He squashed it and I made two more which met the same demise. What a fun was to use and use again. Play-Doh Factories, you rock. Did you have a factory or other related items? Are you enjoying them again with little ones?


  1. I love Play-doh dates with my kids, but I don't like cleaning up all those dried little crumbs after!

  2. I love Play-doh! But alas, I haven't played with any since my own kids were little. I think it might be cool to keep one of those little containers of it on my desk to pull out whenever I feel like I need a break. Kind of like a stress ball or something!

    You're so lucky to have the perfect excuse to play with it again. :o)

  3. My kids love, love Play-Doh! But I have to watch youngest. He still likes to eat it. lol Your grandson is adorable. :-)

  4. Ah, this brings back such great memories. And your grandson is too cute!

  5. Play-Doh entertained my kids and grandkids for hours on end. I wish I was the one who invented it :-)

    God bless and have a Great Day! :-)

    BTW, thanks for your recent comment on my "Don't Mess With Old People!" post. ~Ron

  6. He's so cute! Yes, Play Doh is a staple around here for my 3 year old grandson. We recently opened a new color - orange - he was very excited. :)