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.
Here’s a guest post by Jessica on the benefits of playdough!
Playing with playdough is one of the most popular, rewarding and loved games ever experienced during childhood. Below are just a few of the areas a child can gain positive benefits from playing with playdough.
In addition to being a physically beneficial activity for children, research holds that playdough has been found to have a positive impact on a child’s mental development and imagination as well.
By providing a mild exercise for a child through the manipulation of playdough with their hands, we have seen noticeable development in the improvement of muscle dexterity as well as motor skills, hand and eye coordination in completing tasks as they squash, squeeze, roll, flatten the play dough.
There is an improvement in a child’s social skills owing to the level of interaction with other children through repeated contact with peers and tutors via body language communication and interpretation. It allows the child to develop his or her social skills in communicating effectively with other children and peers as that child develops.
A child’s creativity and imaginative skills are vastly enhanced, as using playdough enables them to ponder on what to make and how to make it through the combination of various shapes and sizes to get the required result. Children have a strong tendency to make new discoveries using and increasing their predictive skills, as they transform the playdough into various shapes and sizes. By dividing the playdough into varying pieces, a child can improve the ability to count through visual identification of the numbering pieces before and after use, thus to increase their math and literacy development.
Playdough is undoubtedly one of the best experiences a child can have and one of the good ways of keeping them busy for hours at a time, as you spend time getting to know your child more.
What benefits have you noticed from your child playing with playdough? Let us know on Chalk Drop’s Facebook page.
NEW Retro Palm Rollers. Original palm rollers are also back in stock.
Back in stock:
Lots of your favourites are back in stock and we’re introducing some new items to try out on the playdough table. We had hundreds of playdough tools arrive today and more are on their way for the start of August.
New arrivals include:
And back in stock:
June is Free Gift Month at Chalk Drop! Place any order and we’ll include a little something extra with it. There are bigger surprises for larger orders.
Our latest product in store is Maker Dough from Crayons, a family-run business in Sydney. Maker Dough is a super-light dough. Choose whether to reuse it or whether to leave creations out to set so that you can play with them. It’s soft and stretchy with none of the stickiness of air-dry clays. Less than $2.50 per tub!
Some great alphabet stampers are now in stock. Other sites in Australia sell these for $76.89 but you can get the whole set for just $46.89 at Chalk Drop! Save $30!
There are three new alphabet products in stock this month. The second is this set of dough stampers with upper case letters and numbers from Cre8tive Minds in New York.
Our third new alphabet product is this set of cutters. Durable red plastic and less than $10 per set!
Do you find that playdough sometimes sticks to wooden rolling pins? Try these shiny new lacquered rollers. They should be much less sticky. They feel great too. 6 different designs in the set.
Another new product this month is a big garlic press for playdough. Squeeze out lots of dough to make play spaghetti or hair.
Play-Doh have launched their first book! Have a look at the adorable Play-Doh rabbits in “Counting Bunnies”. Express delivery available.
And finally, the boxed 20-set of PlayFoam is back in store. This packaging is ideal for giving as a gift. At $36, it’s 25% cheaper than buying 20 individual pods.
Our children’s craft supplies remain on clearance sale as we make room for more playdough accessories instead. Newly listed items include A5 black paper pads, A6 white paper pads, A2 craft paper rolls, ribbon faces, felt squares, felt gingerbread men, paper cups and Elmers School Glue.