Wednesday, 11 April 2012


I used to love Play Doh as a child.  The smell of it still sends me on a trip to nostalgia-ville.  I loved the way I could make whatever my imagination could conjure up and my childish hands could cobble together.  

My stepson is staying with us this week and the other day S bought him some play doh.  He's 11 and not necessarily into Play Doh but S has recently been getting into time lapse photography and so, fancying himself as the next Nick Park (creator of Wallace and Gromit) S and K planned to make some characters which they would then make a little time lapse film of.

Anyway,  they were messing about with it at the kitchen table yesterday when I decided I fancied a go myself.  I made a pig.  A while later I made a sheep.  Then S made a duck while K made a demon farmer.  S made a robot wife for the demon farmer and K made him pet dinosaur.  I then made a highland cow.  

From R to L: The demon farmer, his pet dinosaur, robot wife and farmyard animals (none of which will be eaten!)

By this time the others had gotten fed up making stuff and disappeared off to play X-Box instead, leaving me at the kitchen table painstakingly rolling out little bits of orange play doh for the highland cow's hair - my inner child had come out to play and I may even have enjoyed the whole experience more than K!

By the way,  I came home from work today expecting to see a funny little time lapse movie of all my wee animals (of which I am inordinately proud!) but instead they'd gone bowling (S and K, not the animals - they'd never be able to lift a bowling ball)and so my wee animals were slowly drying out and falling apart all over the kitchen table!


  1. Oh my, these are adorable! The whole bunch of them, and especially your farm animals! I know I would have enjoyed playing with them too. I have some clay at home which I've been wanting to try out for ages. Definitely have to get it out now!

    1. thanks you, I'm glad to know I'm not the only adult who enjoys letting their inner child out to play!! I'll look forward to seeing the result of your clay playing on your blog!

  2. These are adorable! I'd be exactly the same. My inner child would be in heaven with all that play doh! To this day I also remember it's distinct smell :0)

    1. Thanks Sandra, I know the smell is so evocative - as soon as I smelt it I was right back being 7 years old again!

  3. Aw these look awesome. :)
    I used to looove playing with this. It's funny, you mention just the smell gives you a nostalgia trip, because I get that same feeling of nostalgia, and really really strongly when I smell crayola crayons! It's funny.


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