Friday, June 14, 2013

He or She - Which Will It Be?

I wanted to find a creative way to share the news of the gender of our unborn child. With Cade, our two year old, we had an amazing baker friend of ours make 2 cakes as we were going to be revealing it to our families at different times. One of the cakes revealed the gender based on the color of the frosting on the inside of the cake. The other cake revealed the gender based on the color of the actual cake on the inside. Both tasted marvelous and it was so much fun to share that with our family in that way! Here is one of the cakes that was made. Isn't it darling?

Well this time, we decided to change things up a bit. I wanted our son to be involved in the big reveal, so I went to Pinterest for ideas. Most of the ideas consisted of balloons and cakes which are very cool - but I know people who have done both recently...I wanted something different. Then I found Gender Reveal Play-dough! It starts out white and turns blue or pink as you play with it!
Photo from Pinterest

The Pinterest link that I was directed to went to an Etsy site (which you can check out, here) - but I was fairly certain this was something I could make on my I did some searching. I found out it's called magic play-dough and found a link on how to make my own here.

It was very simple to make and didn't take a lot of time. Some of the dough turned out better than other parts of the dough, and I'm not sure why - but I was able to get what I needed out of it, and that's what mattered to me. 

 After kneading the dough for a while, I rolled it into balls and then put a crevice in it to fill with food coloring.

 Then, I covered it up with a layer of the dough so that it would hide the color.
 Put it in the play-dough container (or a ziplock baggie, which I also did with others), and put a lid on it.

The results were fantastic! It made an awful lot of play-dough, so I made extras in different colors for my niece and nephews to play with as well. They all seemed to have a blast watching the colors come out in their dough. I took pictures of that, but this is already a picture-heavy blog, so I won't include those for right now. 

I took some old mini play-dough containers and labeled one of them. 

Here is my husband (who did already know the gender of our unborn child, but was playing with our son) and my son playing with the magic play-dough. By the way - I made the shirt for my son. I'm pretty proud of it. I'll talk about that in another post though, since I also made one for our little one on the way.

Ok, so this picture doesn't have a lot to do with the play-dough, but he was so dang cute, I just had to post it!
 Drum Roll Please....

That's right, we're having a girl!! 
This was such a fun way to play with play-dough and share our news. I'd recommend, even if you have no news to share - if you make play-dough with your kids this way, they'll have a blast and so will you. It's fun to watch the color form. Sometimes it does take quite a bit of kneading, so don't feel too discouraged if it doesn't work right away. There will be color, it'll just start out looking a little more...tie-dyed, which is also cool.

So, there's the news for today! We also shared the news in another way, which I will post later - this one was more Pinterest oriented and way fun whether or not you are having a little one!


  1. Hi! If you could, would you mind either removing my product's picture (the gender dough) or give credit and link it back to my shop? I'd greatly appreciate it. It's

    Thanks and congrats!

    Melissa at Love Bubs

  2. Absolutely and my apologies! I was still fairly new to the whole blogging thing and should've known better. It is now linked. :)