Butterfly World Play Dough Kit

Butterfly World Play Dough Kit | Mama Papa Bubba

With spring now in full force, it was time for a new addition to our ongoing play dough kit collection.  Though my first thought was to put together a spring garden set, we’ve made several very similar kits in the past and our garden set got a ton of play last spring, so I figured we’d switch it up this time around.

Because we’ll be raising butterflies again this year {shhh… Miss G doesn’t know just yet!}, I’ve had all things butterfly on my mind recently, so a butterfly world play dough kit was the next thing to come to mind.

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I kept things pretty simple with this one…  Two batches of our favourite ever no-cook play dough {one in blue for the sky and one in white for the clouds}, some cherry blossom branches leftover from Miss G’s Japanese-themed birthday party, some sushi grass {long | short), plus some butterfly figures we picked up at the science centre in Kuwait {Safari Ltd. has a great butterfly toob}, and a few caterpillar figures I randomly found at the dollar store one day.

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After pulling the kit together while Miss G was having her daily dose of quiet play time, I grabbed a mini wooden rolling pin and a big square placemat, and set everything out on the kitchen table for her to discover afterwards.

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I know that it’s probably hard to believe, but after all of these years of different doughs and kits, she still gets excited about a new play dough kit.  {And thank goodness for that – I’m not sure what I’d do if my role as mama no longer included dreaming up new play dough kit ideas. ☺}

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And as usual, she dove right in and began creating.

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Some of her masterpieces had elaborate make believe stories to go along with them…

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And others, like this one showing the different stages of the butterfly’s life cycle, were a little bit more scientific.

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This set kept us busy for the bulk of our afternoon, and when she was done playing, she simply sorted everything back into our Ikea GLIS container {CAN | US}, and popped it in the playroom to be kept until the urge to create butterfly worlds strikes again!

 

Looking for some other fun butterfly and bug activities to try with the kiddos?  Check out what our friends from around the web have been playing with recently:

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LEFT TO RIGHT:

Ladybug Playdoh Math Counting Mats // Fun with Mama

Get the Bugs Out Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Butterfly Alphabet Puzzles // Modern Preschool

Butterfly World Play Dough Kit // {yours truly}

Bug Addition Cards // The Kindergarten Connection

Caterpillar Word Family Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Bug Race Math Game // The STEM Laboratory

Ant Life Cycle: First, Next, Then // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Collecting Bugs Addition Game for Preschoolers // Stay at Home Educator

Butterfly I Spy Game // Pleasantest Thing

3D Ladybug Counting Game // M is for Monster

DIY Clay Minibeast Tic Tac Toe // Adventures of Adam

Butterfly Life Cycle Hats // Playdough to Plato

Butterfly Count and Color Sort // Powerful Mothering

Visual Closure Activities Bugs Theme // Sugar Aunts

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Kids // Pre-K Pages

Spring Insects Skip Counting Puzzles // The Simplified Classroom

Ladybug Spot Counting Activity // Play & Learn Everyday

Days of the Week Caterpillar // Fairy Poppins

Butterfly Memory Game // Teach Me Mommy

(Not Shown) Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft // Life Over Cs

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