There are many videos in this category and she watches them regularly.
Well she wants the kit and i’m not able to source it locally. It struck me that i could get her plasticine. Something that resembles the stuff in the video. The last time i got plasticine the kids mixed everything up and it was a ball of gunk… so I have stayed with home made playdough ever since. And the kids have never complained. They love our home-made colorful playdough.
But recently i noticed that this did not meet Zoya’s increasingly exacting standards. And she wanted details and the satisfaction of creating art that playdough was not giving her.
Anyway… today we went to an art store and got loads of plasticine. And we were in heaven. Kids and I created hamburgers, chillies, a stuffed blue-berry pie, sandwiches. And Raghu, uncharacteristically, played with us!! He even made an olive on a toothpick that i was frankly amazed by. We all love this smelly plasticine and are looking fwd to making more things tomorrow.
I love finding ways to meet my children’s needs. I’m also loving accepting all the times i can’t meet a need head on. To be able to stay centered and helpful thru both types of situations is very important to me.