Play Dough Suncatcher Craft

 

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You can never go wrong with a morning of play dough play, but to add a fun twist when I pulled out all the colors for Veronika this morning, I thought it would be fun to make suncatchers.

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I showed Veronika how to press small pieces of color into an empty yogurt container lid.

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She loved to help mush them in, which was great for fine muscle development!

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Even more, though, she loves to tear play dough into tiny pieces.

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That meant she unwittingly created the perfect size pieces for me to gather up and arrange in the lids, alternating colors as much as possible.

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We filled two lids this way!

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In order to hang them once complete, I cut two pieces of string and made a loop for each suncatcher, securing with an additional blob of play dough.

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Let the play dough harden and dry overnight, and then you can hang these the next day to catch the morning sunlight.

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At first I suspended them in the plastic lids. But then I realized the play dough had set enough that I could pop them out from these molds and simply hang in the window. Even prettier!

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“We Love You Because…” Scavenger Hunt

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This love-filled hunt was the perfect way to bring a smile to dad’s face this Father’s Day! You could also use this cute twist on a scavenger hunt for anyone’s birthday, or at Valentine’s Day.

I first traced hearts on construction paper using cookie cutters, making one large heart and 10 small ones. We used pink paper (for love of course) as well as orange because that’s daddy’s favorite color!

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Travis helped me brainstorm a list of all the things we love about daddy. I loved leaving this up to him, ranging from the big (he’s daddy so we love him!) to the small (like references to games they play).

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We then had fun secreting the pieces of paper all around the house in places that dad was sure to find them throughout his day, like on the coffee pot or near his desk.

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Then it was time to surprise daddy with the large heart, which read, “We love you because…” And off he went to find the 10 reasons. The kids looked so proud leading the way on the hunt, and of course their dad loved it.

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Who will you make a scavenger hunt for? Please share in the comments!