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Playdough Stamps and Ocean Critters! (Art and Books)

One of my goals for this year is to be more consistent at pretty much everything--doing art projects with my kids, doing extra activities for books, and also blogging.

So, for the next few months, I'm combining everything into a blog series about books and art projects!


I've picked marine wildlife as my theme for this month, so last week, I unofficially kicked things off with a list of our favorite ocean-themed picture books.

This week, I've got my first art activity!

Playdough paint stamps: (Bonus: this project is a great way to use up those messy playdough scraps you've been thinking about throwing out. It won't matter if the colors are all mixed up, because you'll be using the playdough for painting!)

Supplies: old playdough scraps, finger paints, and some paper.

When I started working on this project, I tried creating some actual stamps. Since I was planning an ocean-theme, I started with starfish and octopus shapes. Those seemed like nice, simple shapes th…

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