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Play dough Storage trick

I don’t normally post stuff like this, but I felt like a genius after coming up with this idea, so I couldn’t help but share!

My kids are obsessed with playdough. Like, we play with it every day, and I’ve had to start making it myself because of the sheer quantity we go through. We have so much now that storage has become an issue – since i make it myself i used to keep it in the fridge in zip lock bags, and was constantly losing one of the colours. So the other day when trying to figure out how i could store all in the same place, with the play things – I remember my obsession with Ikea storage boxes. Mostly these ones. (I’m sure my sister in law Sophie is thrilled that I now live near an Ikea and no longer make her buy them for me hehe )

I was able to put all the different colours in one box, with all their favourite play dough toys – and it fits neatly in the fridge. I feel like a hero!! a genius hero!!

Oh and yes, those are tiny Aussie flags my kids are playing with – we like our playtime to be uber patriotic in this family hehe.


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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Liz Zandona
Liz Zandona
10 years ago

Are the containers air tight? I tried using one of my husbands storage containers that he stores flys (fishing) in but the play dough just dried out…but if these dont do that then Im all over that :)…..it is a wonderful idea thanks for the post

Loren
10 years ago

Your kids are SO cute! Great idea for the playdough storage. Although I’m not going to be using it anytime soon ;)

Allison
10 years ago

This is brilliant! I am adding this to my Pinterest board right now!

Kelly
Kelly
10 years ago

Ohhh, how I love(d) Play Dough! Do they like Silly Putty too? I still buy it once in a while. :-)

Sister in Law Sophie
Sister in Law Sophie
10 years ago

You’re right, I am Thrilled that you live near an Ikea, but only because i know how much you like it! Trust me, i never minded going there to pick something up for you :)

mil
mil
10 years ago

awww…you girls are so nice to each other.. we all love Sophs and we love you too, Megan!
how lucky am i to have such wonderful young women in my family. ( no Annelise, you are not chopped liver, and of course we all love you too!!!)
the photos are delightful and love those curls on my grandsons head…

Jessie Heninger
10 years ago

What a great idea and it’s so colorful all together like that!

Clotilde Stimmell
10 years ago

Thanks a lot for sharing this with all folks you actually know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also discuss with my web site =). We will have a hyperlink exchange arrangement among us!

Maria Hunt
Maria Hunt
4 years ago

I could still work perfectly, just put the play dough in a snack baggie and seal it then put it in the compartment.