Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

E has always enjoyed making pretend cupcakes with sensory materials. Among other things, she’s made cupcakes from cloud dough, squishy sand and magic foaming dough.

After we recently baked real Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes, I used the leftover supplies along with a few other items to set up an Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes for her. E had a blast with it!

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

(E was 4 years and 7 months old.)

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Materials for Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

  • Play dough.
  • Cupcake tin.
  • Cupcake liners.
  • Cupcake toppers.
  • Craft sticks.
  • Heart beads.
  • Any other decorations you want to use.

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

Don’t you love the bright red play dough? It’s Jello play dough that requires cooking. Until I sort of “accidentally” made this, I’d always gone with no-cook versions. While I still think they’re more convenient, I never managed a red nearly as bright as this using them.

The first item E took was a craft stick, and she made a “lollipop” 😉

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

She thought it was hilarious, but quickly put the ball of play dough back into the cupcake tin. From there on out, she only took out the play dough to put cupcake liners into the cavities.

She did a lot of decorating

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

before picking up the cupcake tin because the cupcakes needed to go in the oven!

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

The oven was on top of the couch, and when the cupcakes were done, she went to the kitchen to get a knife to get them out of the cupcake tin 🙂

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

With the play dough cupcakes now finished, she got me involved in some pretty extensive pretend play centering around bringing cupcakes to preschool. We took turns being moms, kids, and teachers 🙂

 

Sensory Pretend Play: Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

 

Would your child enjoy an invitation to create play dough cupcakes? What’s his or her go-to pretend activity? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

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