New Play-Doh sets are fun. Nice soft dough, cute molds, bright colors. But let's face it: a preschooler with a fierce need for independence plus technology they haven't mastered yet - a very frustrating combination. So this morning, as I tried to think of something fun for Lydia to do with her new toy, I went to get a few rubber stamps to try stamping the dough. Someone else has probably thought of this before, but it's a first for us.
She had a lot of fun with it, and it kept her busy for a full 5 minutes. That's a long time when you're almost 3. She liked the butterflies and flowers, but she was even more pleased with the "squares" she made with the back side of the stamp. Whatever works, I say.