Play-doh Surprise Eggs for Easter

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My daughter has been a huge fan of the smartphone since she was about a year old. My son, bless him, has always followed in his sister’s footsteps a few years later. He is almost 3, and he has just developed an obsession appreciation for it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad it took him this long. Because now all he wants to do is sit and watch a soft-spoken lady open nesting dolls, pez dispensers, and play-doh covered anything.

Don’t worry, we certainly limit the screentime. But when he does get to watch whatever he wants, that’s what he chooses.

My daughter has a love for the same videos, but she has ventured out a bit here and there.

It’s pretty funny to watch them play on their own. Often times I’ll hear my daughter say something like, “Hi guys, today we are going to…” as if she was the star of her own video. My son does something similar, but he isn’t quite talking in sentences yet.

So this year for their Easter baskets, my husband and I decided to recreate their absolute favorite thing to watch. We are going to be wrapping everything in Play-doh.Our newest addition to Easter baskets this year, Play-doh Surprise Eggs!!

It’s simple enough. Buy small toys that will fit in a plastic egg once its covered in Play-doh.A fun new addition to the Easter baskets this year-play-doh surprise eggs!It’s important they fit in the egg because part of the “fun” is shaking the egg to hear what is inside.This is our fun new addition to Easter baskets! Play-doh surprise eggs!!

Another fun one is covering the outside of a few eggs. So I thought we would get bigger eggs that already had candy in them.This is our fun new addition to Easter Baskets this year! Play-doh Surprise Eggs!

It may sound silly, but if my kiddos love watching someone else open things covered in Play-doh as much as they do, I can only imagine what their reaction might be if they get to do it themselves!

IMPORTANT!! Remember, Play-doh dries out. Do not cover toys or eggs several days ahead. For best results, cover the night before or the morning of.

What do you like to do for your kiddos’ Easter baskets? Do they like to watch the Play-doh videos too?

March 25, 2016
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16 Comments

  • Reply Lauren

    Such an adorable idea!! My kids love hiding stuff in play doh themselves so I know they would get a big kick out of this!! Pinned 🙂

    March 25, 2016 at 7:31 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! Mine too. My daughter is always doing it herself, then opening it herself. I thought I would save her a step. LOL!

      March 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Erin

    LOL That reminder is key! Otherwise if you have a Dino fan that can chip away at it! Boom!
    This is such a cute idea though!!! My boys would have gone crazy for this if I had done this a couple years ago!

    March 25, 2016 at 11:04 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Hahaha, seriously though. I wouldn’t have thought of it if I hadn’t spent the last two years picking up dried play-doh everywhere.

      March 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Oh I can’t wait to hear how they react! What a great idea! I love anything that’s not candy related! Pinning!

    March 26, 2016 at 6:57 am
  • Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    this is genius!!! my kids are obsessed with those youtube videos, too. they could watch them for hours! oh man–i wish i had thought of this. i guess i’ll do it next year! please, please post a follow up with their reactions! 🙂

    March 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! Both of my kids really loved it! However, my son kept getting distracted by candy. But my daughter was having a blast opening everything.

      March 29, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg cleaver idea!! I wish I would of read this before eater because omg!!!! My daughter would of loved this!! She loves play doh!

    March 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Alana

    I think we are going to do this tomorrow with what they got today. My kids also LOVE the youtube unboxing/ egg opening videos too. Honestly, this is so smart! I’ll tag you in a photo on IG tomorrow when we do it!

    March 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thanks! Please do!!

      March 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Jules Ruud

    What a fun idea! I want to know more about this woman who uncovers Play-Doh surprises, haha!

    March 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      She’s called the “Disney Collector,” and the kids are obsessed with her. ?

      March 28, 2016 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Corter

    I’m a little late to the party, but I love this idea! My son is equally obsessed with Play-Doh! This is a great idea and I am totally going to try it next year!

    March 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It was so fun, my kids loved it!

      March 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Z also loves watching those videos about playdough. So funny. lol

    March 30, 2016 at 6:42 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Haha-cracks me up!

      March 30, 2016 at 6:53 am

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