a pirate play date with roseart

This post is sponsored by RoseArt. 

I am usually a very low key activity kind of Mom. Gunner loves the simple things so we usually go with those kinds of things, but sometimes it's fun to do something a little more involved and planned...so yesterday we hosted a pirate themed play date for some of our church friends. We snacked on simple snacks with clever pirate themed names, wore silly pirate hats, and played with our brand new RoseArt Magic Fun Dough kits

I loved seeing the kids experience and feel the Magic Fun Dough (we received the Volcano Valley and Pirate Cove kits) for the first time. Each kit also came with a cool larger prop toy that the kids can create their adventures around. Gunner really loved the pirate ship and the water cannon feature on the front.

My favorite part about the kits is the fact that kids can easily create characters, animals, and props to play with. With the Magic Fun Dough kits you simply roll out some dough, press on a transfer, cut it out, and encourage imaginative play (if you want to see the detailed steps of using the transfers, you can check out this quick little video I shared on Instagram)

Even better is the fact that the image disappears when you roll out the dough again, making the kit something kids can play with again and again. Seriously, there's no weird residue or coloring...the image disappears and the dough is ready to be used again. 

The Magic Fun Dough kits are available at Target, Walmart (you'll find them near other craft kits), and on Amazon and all cost under $20.00. And although we enjoyed the boy themed kits, there are lots of fun girl themes too -- think tea parties and princesses!

These kits would make great creative play Christmas gifts for the little ones in your life or maybe for a local toy drive? I'm hoping to collect some toy donations for local orphans this Christmas and I'll definitely be buying a few kits to give.

How do you encourage creative play with your kids? 
Do you think the Magic Fun Dough kits could help you with that?