Friday, June 4, 2010

Do You Play Doh?

masa kecik main plastisin je kan?

been awhile since i let the boys play with 'play doh'. oh, how the boys love the colorful, ooey gooey soft clay with the smell so inviting. imaginations run wild!

i don't mind the boys playing on their own because it's not messy - it's moist to the touch rather than sticky, and it's non toxic - not that i don't mind kahfi gobbling up huge chunks of play doh - but there's less risk, because play doh is said to be made super salty to discourage a 'second helping' from a curious kid!

here's some fun facts about play doh:
  • play doh started as something use to clean wallpaper. you roll onto the wallpaper, and it catches dust or debris
  • first sold in 1955, in big huge can. only later they came out with smaller individual tubs
  • when first sold, it only comes in one color - off-white!
  • if all the play doh ever made is rolled into one long 'snake', it could wrap the earth 300 times!



here's a 'step-by-step' by khaleef

  1. choose a favorite color; orange, yellow, purple, blue or green (tapi yg ijau tu dah keras from the last time they played tak simpan elok-elok)
  2. decide what to make
  3. khaleef decided on 'purple' and 'elephant'
  4. mould your favorite animal into shape - well, more or less
  5. place in down to admire your masterpiece
  6. make final adjustment

kahfi?


kahfi as usual made few (failed) attempt to eat play doh!

eh wait, khaleef - where's your elephant's eyes?


another khaleef's 'step-by-step' on how to make elephant's eyeballs.

  1. again, choose your favorite color for the eyes
  2. roll into a small ball
  3. put onto elephant
  4. make another one
  5. tada - it's ready (ulp! apsal besa betui mata gajah khaleef?)
  6. admire your masterpiece up close



after his constant attempt to eat the play doh was foiled, poor kahfi resorted in simply stacking the little tubs of play doh.

dapat ini pun jadi lah!

kahfi stacking up play doh tubs

after he's done with the somewhat mis-shapen elephant (hihi) khaleef tried making snake. roll, roll, roll. again, he put two extra-large yellow eyeballs on the snake.

what's with khaleef and yellow eyeballs anyway?


by that time, kahfi grew bored already and was playing with a toy car. play doh? if i can't eat it, no thanks! haha.


13 comments:

arin said...

kak arin still cuak nak bagi bebudak nih main playdough .. :)

Syigim said...

haha. khaleef ok. kahfi still naughty. kang senyap2 dia amik seketul dia bau2 n lick2 nak makan hihi..

Izan Ishak said...

alamak syigim...kalau tak perasan mau di telan tuh..hehehe. sbb dia rasa macam best je nak makan...

abg khaleef baguslah...kreatif dia!

Syigim said...

izan, mmg pun! mak budaknye pun suka bau n rasa nk makan, ni kan plak le bebudak kan hihi.

khaleef buat animals guna doh tu mesti mata tu sebijik2 besa! ;)

ICA said...

Syigim, i still takut lah nak bagi the girls cuba....aila especially...coz boleh agak dah dia nak buat apa nanti...:))..but most definitely bila she is much older...guess Auni pun kena wait a while laa...

nadnye said...

nampak semua happy jea main sama2, khaleef dah cipta masterpiece sendiri

it's one of their feveret activities kat rumah nie, tapi tu la nasib baik sarah tak makan.. hehehe

bagus main doh nie, berimaginasi dan koordinasi tangan dan lembutkan tangan untuk menulis dgn baik nanti

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Wah! IT's been ages since I palyed that ..hehe..setakat ni belum lagi beli utk bebudak.. nak tunggu diaorg kurang berkemungkinan utk makan dulu :)

Nia said...

wah,..aunty pun nak main sama laa. dulu masa kecik2 mak dengan ayah tak mau belikan, diaorg kata mahal..huhu..

tapi bau play doh memang best..

paij188 said...

best! i pun suke main play doh (dgn my kids la..). sebab we can be as creative as we want! betul tak?

Little Mama™ said...

i ada beli play doh.. tapi peram buat pekasam.. tak mau bagi izzah main yet.. tunggu besar sikit..he..he

Syigim said...

>> ica, memang...kahfi is 1yr 6mths & mmg dia geram tgk doh tu nk makan! tp abang dia pun garang xkasi kahfi makan doh tu hahaha..

>> nad, agree with you. bab imaginasi tu mmg! xtgk lagi khaleef mix ALL the colors n ckp this is pizza...adoi..i plg tensen kalo diorang mix2 kaler ni :P

Syigim said...

>> hidayah, betul kan...kita pun dah lama gile xmain. i think when i was in primary je kot last time main. (mak budak yg beria2 nk main play doh sebenanye hihi)

>> nia, plastisin yg i main masa kecik2 dulu pun yg murah2 je. yg bau mcm minyak tanah je tu! hihi..

Syigim said...

>> betul fairus, sebenanya i pun still suka main play doh :) xkirala dah jadi mom of 3... hihi

>> kak ros, sblom i kasi diorang main first time dulu pun mmg dah lama perap doh tu jgk! hihi...

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