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is 2.4 yrs old too young for plasticine/playdoh?

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nailpolish Thu 17-Feb-05 08:58:14

my 2.4 yr old is obsessed with blue tack so i thought i would get her plasticine. what do others think please?

hayleylou Thu 17-Feb-05 08:59:20

My ds is same age and father christmas got him some for christmas and he loves it. I have to keep an eye on him otherwise he eats it!!!

Bozza Thu 17-Feb-05 09:05:29

No should be fine - with supervision obviously.

Would say that playdough might be more pliable for little hands than plasticine.

coppertop Thu 17-Feb-05 09:14:24

Ds2 (2yrs) plays with playdoh (supervised) and loves it.

Fran1 Thu 17-Feb-05 09:15:22

Playdoh is fine, my dd is 2 and has enjoyed playing with it for a few months now.

Tommy Thu 17-Feb-05 09:16:03

my 18m old loves play dough - I think as long as they are not the sort of 2 year olds who eat things then you should be OK!

oops Thu 17-Feb-05 09:17:48

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Twiglett Thu 17-Feb-05 09:19:03

playdoh .. make it with him (or buy ready made)

have fun

Twiglett Thu 17-Feb-05 09:19:28

if you make it, you can let them eat it .. they won't do it again

paolosgirl Thu 17-Feb-05 09:20:02

Playdough is great - I've got a recipe if you want. Much cheaper than buying it from the shops, and they can help to make it. We used to add all sorts of colouring and glitter to it - great fun.
Plasticine is murder to get out of carpets - home made playdough just dries up and can be picked off easily.

nailpolish Thu 17-Feb-05 09:42:06

playdoh it is then!

could someone give me a recipe please?

whats the difference between plasticine and playdoh anyway?!

piffle Thu 17-Feb-05 09:42:31

my dd has had some playdoh since... september and she was 2 in October, she loves it! She did try and eat it a lot though but has sine stopped!

nailpolish Thu 17-Feb-05 11:19:22

can anyone tell me the difference between playdoh and plasticine?

and does anyone have a recipe - please?

Surfermum Thu 17-Feb-05 11:24:21

If you still have your "Birth to 5" book, there's a recipe in there.

Surfermum Thu 17-Feb-05 11:30:28

Just dug my book out - here you go..

1 cup water
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp cooking oil
Food colouring

Put in a pan and stir over a medium heat until this makes a dough. Cool. Store in a plastic box in the fridge.

Surfermum Thu 17-Feb-05 11:31:13

my Blue Peter moment.

nailpolish Thu 17-Feb-05 12:07:36

thank you! i cant find my book anywhere

Hulababy Thu 17-Feb-05 20:34:33

DD has been playing with, supervised, playdoh since being about 18 months or so. She quite enjoys it. I am not so keen - too messy!

mishi1977 Thu 17-Feb-05 20:37:44

hi my ds has been playing with play doh for about 4mths supervised he loves the feel of it and pressing things in he is now 16mths...

ImuststopdrinkingBlossomhill Thu 17-Feb-05 20:43:17

Gave mine playdough from about 18 months. Loved it with the cut out shapes and roller.

Beccles Thu 17-Feb-05 20:46:50

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janeybops Thu 17-Feb-05 20:47:43

My 15 month old plays with playdough at play group and loves it. Has to be watched though as does try to eat it occasionally

FrenchGirl Thu 17-Feb-05 21:04:52

isn't plasticine used to make bombs?
are you raising a little terrorist?

mildew Thu 17-Feb-05 21:54:09

what happens if kids eat the (bought) playdoh? I gave my DS playdoh for the first time today and he seemed to eat quite a bit of it!

Twiglett Fri 18-Feb-05 02:47:46


I'm afraid in that case you're just going to have to go out and get some more

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