When I first decided to make black playdough, it was for a space theme. And lilacs were going to be used in a sensory play tub. Some white lilacs did end up in a sensory tub along with a generous supply of purple ones, and I used black playdough for the space theme as planned. But I also discovered that white lilacs and black playdough make an interesting and unexpected combination.
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For the black playdough in this post, I use a recipe featured in a blog post by Left Brain Craft Brain. It is easy to make, and produces super black playdough!
White Lilacs And Black Playdough Tray
The supplies gathered for this effortless playdough tray are:
- white lilac sprigs
- clear gems
- transparent hair ties
- reusable transparent star ice cubes
- white pony beads
- wired white leaves
- flower, bug, and butterfly cookie cutters
- rolling pin
Set out on a serving tray with compartments, the supplies make for an aromatic play invitation.
The lilac sprigs can be snipped and kneaded into the playdough.
Loose parts and tiny lilac petals are available to embellish playdough shapes.
The flower, insect, and butterfly cookie cutters are unexpected and result in striking creations.
Alternatively. the lilac and black playdough work wonderfully for a space theme. Star-shaped gems and reusable ice cubes, grey painted rocks, white pony beads, clear acrylic gems, and an astronaut and spaceship are included in the play invitation below.
Black And White Playdough Tray
If you decide to forgo using lilacs, black playdough works well on its own with white and transparent loose parts and cookie cutters. Gathered for the tray above are:
- striped black and white straws
- white buttons
- black and white game pieces
- bottle caps
- baby bottle lids
- white beads
- pizza lid box stands
- flower, butterfly, and bug cookie cutters
Spider, bat, and skeleton loose parts are also a good fit for this playdough.
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© Annette Kaminsky June 11, 2022
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