Visit our Stocktake Sale to save 50% on more than 40 different items until the end of June 2014.
Gingerbread man cutters only 47 cents each!
Sea-themed stampers only $4.80 for a set of 8.
Our favourite playdough with beautiful scents for just $1.97 a tub.
Clay tools from 82 cents.
Pizza wheels from 47 cents.
Various beads from 97 cents.
Skwooshi has a sandier texture than Moon Dough. I tried mixing Moon Sand and Moon Dough together but Skwooshi is different again with a more flowing texture that’s easier to mould and easier to clean up. It seems to stick very well to itself rather than crumbling like similar sandier compounds. When slowly stretched, the patterns in Skwooshi reminded me of Blue-Tack which does the same thing when you play with it!
Moon Dough is extremely similar to Bubber, if not identical. It’s now known as Shape-It Sand and is also from Sweden. Skwooshi is partly made in both Sweden and China.
A limited number of Skwooshi packs are now available in Australia at Chalk Drop. I’m not sure what Australia Post thought it was, but we got a note to say that one of our sample packs had been opened by them. You’ll be pleased to know that they determined that Skwooshi is not a biosecurity concern, even if you can mould it into cute bug shapes! :)
Dyeing with Kool-Aid is incredibly quick and easy as well as being safe and fun for children. Kool-Aid is powdered soft drink mix that comes in lots of vibrant colours.
For the photo below, I used Cherry and Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade. I added one sachet to each glass. The egg reached this depth of colour within a couple of minutes. Don’t leave them in too long and don’t add vinegar. Pam’s blog has lots of detailed instructions on dyeing eggs.
Kool-Aid smells and tastes wonderful as a drink but using it like this won’t affect the taste of your eggs. Probably a good thing! Can you imagine a Raspberry Lemonade flavoured egg?
Which are your favourite playdough tools?
Pictured in the play tray are:
In the centre is some lavender-scented calm blue FunDough.
We have a brand new playdough tool in stock this month. The Dough Multi-Tool is like the Swiss Army Knife of playdough accessories with everything you need in one compact tool! Includes a roller, scissors, a slicer, a spiky pattern maker, and a pizza-wheel cutter! An easy way to keep the playdough table tidy as everything is neatly kept together.
If you love making your own playdough, try out a recipe that includes Kool-Aid or Frosting Creations. These sachets of powder safely colour and scent your playdough. We have Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Mix available in Orange Crème.
We have 4 new Clay Works Tools which are great for marking and shaping clay and playdough.
You’ll find all sorts of uses for these non-magnetic letters in crafts and play.