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Summertime Fun: Playdough Pizza

July 13, 2011

One of the best things about blogging is meeting amazing people all over the globe. One such blogger is V.V. Denman. She is a fantastic writer whose work I look forward to every week. She also writes these amazing writer riddles. Check out her blog – you won’t be disappointed. 

V.V. is guest-posting here today. She wrote this wonderful blog piece about a very cool family activity to beat summer boredom (and heat). Sophie and I will definitely be doing this activity soon!  

Guest Post by V.V. Denman

Mom, I’m so bored!

As summer temperatures increase, our kids are forced to stay indoors and whine.

It’s a challenge to keep them busy.

What better way to make everyone happy than planning a do-it-yourself pizza party with homemade playdough?

The fun starts with your favorite playdough recipe.

We made a double recipe of playdough.

Then added some food coloring.

Janae rolled the crust onto a pizza stone.

Jilli added some sauce.

We thought we’d never make enough playdough worms for cheese!

Next, came the toppings. Pepperoni . . .

Peppers and Olives.

Who knew olives could be this messy?

Dinner* is served!

*Not intended for actual consumption. While homemade playdough contains nothing but human food ingredients, the sodium content is outrageous!

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V.V. Denman is a writer from North Texas. When she’s not feverishly typing at her keyboard, she’s rolling her eyes at her husband’s corny jokes or laughing with her five children. Her two dreams in life are to raise said children to be responsible adults, then maybe, just maybe get a bit of her writing published. Visit her at vvdenman.com.
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For an added challenge, try last month’s project:

Playdough Birthday Cake!

(secret ingredient: plastic bowls)

24 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2011 3:30 am

    Leah, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to post on your blog. I had such a good time with this one. I look forward to seeing pictures of you and Sophie with your homemade playdough. 🙂

  2. July 13, 2011 6:11 am

    Super cute! If my child is anything like me, the sight of something that looks delicious might be too much to resist.

    • July 13, 2011 9:19 am

      I know it looks tasty, but the dough has about three cups of salt in it. Hmm . . . I wonder if that could be replaced with sugar?

  3. July 13, 2011 6:13 am

    Awww my kiddos are little old for this nowadays, but it sure brings back memories! Not only do I remember how thrilled they were to produce PLAYDOUGH but it smelled really good too!! lol

    • July 13, 2011 9:21 am

      I love the smell of store-bought playdoh. Just smelling it brings back memories of first grade. Love it. 🙂

  4. July 13, 2011 7:21 am

    Some of my best craft memories involve homemade playdough times with my kids…. and this is a fun idea that would make a wonderful afternoon project!

    • July 13, 2011 9:23 am

      When I was young we made some sort of homemade playdough, then baked the creations in the oven. They came out shiny for some reason. Must’ve had a glaze of some sort. I have no where NEAR that much patience with my own kids’ crafts. I have about a thirty minute time limit. 🙂

  5. July 13, 2011 10:17 am

    That is a fun idea! Always good to keep the troops busy!

    • July 13, 2011 12:16 pm

      And it’s so challenging to keep them busy with something other than electronics.

  6. July 13, 2011 10:54 am

    Keep ’em cooking (the real sort) and when they get older one day you can sit down with a cup of tea and a book while dinner is being prepared for you.

    • July 13, 2011 12:14 pm

      So far my girls can make hot dogs and frozen pizza. I’m looking forward to something with a little more nutritional value, but at least it gives me a break from cooking.

  7. July 13, 2011 4:45 pm

    The girls look so happy! I wish boys were as creative as girls!

    • July 13, 2011 6:44 pm

      I never thought about that. When my boys were little they probably would’ve liked to make playdough cars or Pokemon or bugs. Eww.

  8. July 13, 2011 6:21 pm

    OMG, this is an awesome idea! My 3 year old is jumping out of his skin. Thank you for this! I know what we’ll be doing this week. 🙂

  9. July 13, 2011 6:40 pm

    I love it! Who knew that olives would stain your hands….I was working with dark plums the other day and you would have thought I was peeling Beets! Looks like the kids had a great time!

    • July 14, 2011 6:31 am

      Ha. Once I pitted cherries and my fingernails were stained for a week. Quite ugly.

  10. July 13, 2011 9:47 pm

    This was such fun post. Both of you have such great mom ideas, and photos to document the experiences. Love seeing such great moms sharing their talents. Lucky kids!!!

    • July 14, 2011 6:31 am

      I’m not sure who had more fun, the girls or me. 🙂 Thank you for the encouragement.

  11. July 14, 2011 9:10 am

    Oh yeah! That brings back some good memories. 🙂

    • July 14, 2011 5:20 pm

      Kinda makes me hungry. Maybe I should teach them how to make real pizza next week. 🙂

  12. July 15, 2011 4:30 am

    I remember doing this with my students of special needs, They really liked the play-doh activities. We made mini pizzas, faces, etc. You pizza looks yum!

  13. July 17, 2011 7:53 pm

    That does look good enough to eat! 🙂

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