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Guest Blog: Playdough Filled Balloons for Storytelling / Language - featured August 3, 2011

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Playdough Filled Balloons for Storytelling / Language

By: Jessie Koller

Copyright 2011. Reprinted with the express permission of the author as it article appeared on her blog PlayCreateExplore

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The idea to fill balloons with playdough came from Pinterest, which directed me to the original source, Somewhat Simple. She calls hers "wacky sacks" and embellishes with eyes and pom poms. Very cute!

Literally, I saw it, jumped up, and made them right then in about 10 minutes.

Of course I couldn't just make one or two...I had to make a rainbow (always a rainbow if possible)

Guess I'll be sharing with friends!

soft, squishy, and moldable..a bit hard to put down actually.

Another great thing about these is that the playdough will stay soft in the airtight balloon, so if you wanted to break it open at some point and play with the playdough, you could!

Shortly after giving them to L, he wanted me to put faces on them.

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He calls them potatoes, which is pretty funny and he's been carrying them around and making voices and making up stories with them. Love it.

Featured Guest Blogger: Jessie Koller of Play Create Explore

(From the Author's Blog) We are a southern family living in the beautiful Ozark mountains. My life and parenting style are constantly inspired by Art, Nature, Wonder, and Imagination. I have a 2 1/2 year old son "L," another little boy on the way (due in August), and a 13 year old stepson, "J". We are a low media household, and so instead of TV we spend most of our time outdoors and doing fun and creative activities. When the day is done and everyone is in bed, you'll find me crafting or cooking to my hearts content! This blog is a place where I preserve the memories of our homemade happiness. I'm not a Facebooker, but if you'd like to contact me, my email is

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