M really enjoys Play-Doh. She was introduced to it more than a year ago by her (now former) speech therapist. When I saw how well she responded to it and actually made sounds, we bought the duffle-bag Play-Doh kit (but I am pretty sure we paid around $10-12 for it, not $18). It is perfect for us.
It can hang in our pantry when it is not in use, and it has enough tools to entertain M for a few more years.
For the longest time M needed a lot of help with Play-Doh. I am happy to say she has gotten more independent and creative with it.
Here she is displaying her favorite dinner: spaghetti and meatballs. Yes, we are still a one-color home. Typically she will use several colors in a sitting, but never at the same time.
The Play-Doh place mat is something I made several months ago.
Skillet Meatloaf Recipe - Maybe my mom made meatloaf when I was a child, but I don't remember it. Any time I had it as a teen, I disliked it. Maybe I just needed to wait for the rig...