Summer Holiday Activities with Asda: Play-doh Dinosaurs #SaveSummer

Summer’s officially here and we have been invited take part in Asda’s latest campaign, #SaveSummer, to keep little entertained over the summer holidays. Asda have thought of a fabulous list of wild and wonderful activities that are sure to get you in the summer mood. All the ingredients for the activities can be ordered at http://groceries.asda.com/.

Sadly this is the last week of #SaveSummer and they have saved the best activity to last! So far we have done Week 1: Grow Green Hair, Week 2: Angry Water Birds, Week 3: Ice Cream Burgers, Week 4: Onesies Movie Marathon, Week 5: Build Solar System, Week 6: Jungle Breakfast. Little man is loving the #SaveSummer activities!

Play-doh Dinosaurs
Play-doh Dinosaurs

Week 7: Play-doh Dinosaurs

Return of the Dinosaurs – Dig out your palaeontology gear because today we’re making dinosaurs!

You will need:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Food Colouring
  • Toothpick
  • Lollystick
Play-doh Dinosaurs Ingredients
Play-doh Dinosaurs Ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Mix a mug of flour and a third of a mug of salt, then slowly pour in half a mug of warm water and a few little spoons of vegetable oil.

    Mixing the Ingredients
    Mixing the Ingredients
  2. With the strength of a Stegosaurus, knead the dough until smooth.

    Making Playdoh
    Making Playdoh
  3. Separate the dough and add in a few drops of colour to each piece. Then knead again.

    Adding Food Colouring to Playdoh
    Adding Food Colouring to Playdoh
  4. If you haven’t seen a dinosaur close before, have a look at what other people have made by searching #SaveSummer.
  5. Inspire other families by sharing your Jurassic creatures with the #SaveSummer hashtag.

Little man had a great time making play-doh, then choosing the colours he wanted for his dinosaurs. We made little holes in the play-doh and shaped it like a basket before pouring a few drops of food colouring.

Making Holes in Playdoh
Making Holes in Playdoh

Little man wanted to make purple, so we mixed red and blue. He also wanted to make green, so we mixed blue and yellow. We ended up with four colours, which looked like dinosaur eggs.

Making Colourful Playdoh
Making Colourful Playdoh

We used the Prehistoric Scene sheet (found at http://assets.asda.com/media/pdfs/PDF_Prehistoric-scene_1.pdf) as inspiration to make a Toothpicksaurus and Lollysticksaurus.

Making Playdoh Dinosaurs
Making Playdoh Dinosaurs

We’ve never made play-doh before, we usually buy it ready, but it was simple and straightforward following the recipe above. We will definitely be making it again!

Play-doh Dinosaurs
Play-doh Dinosaurs

I was invited to take part in the #SaveSummer campaign and the materials were provided. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

 

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