Hello, Mr. Dodo!

 
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After reading this charming story, your kids might be hoping to spot an adorable donut-loving dodo in the wild.  I know I wouldn't mind having this little guy as a friend!

Inspired by this dodo's favorite snack and Nicholas John Frith's eye-popping color scheme, we whipped up a batch of dodo-donuts with some of our favorite Ikea art supplies:  Mala squeeze paint and a salad spinner!  (This post isn't sponsored... we just love it!)  True confessions: I've never actually used our salad spinner for salad.  You might not either after you try this project!

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1.  Cut paper to size.  Don't forget the hole in the middle if you're making donuts!

2.  Squeeeeeeeze paint!  Limit the color choices.... or don't! We did for this project, but we don't always.  The Mala paints are super vibrant and so fun to squeeze in wiggles and dots and doodles!

3. Cover and spin!  Try slow, fast, clockwise, counter-clockwise... it's fun to experiment with this part!

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4.  Lift off the lid for the big reveal!

 Enjoy the oooohs and ahhhhhhs and squeals of delight....

Enjoy the oooohs and ahhhhhhs and squeals of delight....

5.  Repeat, repeat, repeat!  If your kids are anything like mine, you better be ready with a whole stack of paper donuts!

 Voila!

Voila!

 Martha, Dodo, and donuts... BFFs

Martha, Dodo, and donuts... BFFs

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Anna Harpecraft, crafts, paint, donuts, dodo