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While I absolutely love all the new Disney movies and characters, the Winnie the Pooh movies will always had a fond place in my heart.  There’s just something about that lovable bear, unlucky Eeyore, cute little Roo, and all the other friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.  I even still have the plush Easter Eeyore with the butterfly wings that my Gram bought me over a decade ago.

Disney Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo on Blu-Ray + Homemade Playdough Carrot

So when Disney recently offered to send us a copy of Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo – on Blu-ray for the very first time – I was excited to have the chance to share it with Bubbles.  She’s a big Eeyore fan and was happy to sit and watch it with me.  The Blu-ray packaging also comes with a free Springtime with Roo mobile that you can put together, and she was excited to work on that with me.

If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s kind of like an Easter version of A Christmas Carol.  Rabbit, who was not happy with how a previous Easter turned out, has decided that he will not be the Easter Bunny and there will be no Easter.  Instead, he instructs everyone to take part in Spring Cleaning Day and to get to work!

Of course, poor little Roo has his heart set on their regular egg hunt.  So Roo and Tigger work together to try and change Rabbit’s mind.  Nothing works – until, that is, the narrator steps in and shows Rabbit just what a future without his friends is like.

After watching Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo, it felt appropriate for Bubbles and I to work on a spring-inspired craft together.  She loves playing with playdough so I decided we’d make our own homemade playdough.  For the spring-themed twist, I decided we’d package it up into carrot shapes!

Homemade Playdough Recipe

Homemade Playdough in a Carrot Shape for Easter or Spring

Making your own homemade playdough is really easy; you probably have all (or at least all but one) of the ingredients in your kitchen.

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 T cream of tartar
  • Orange gel food coloring (or other colors of choice)

Pour the water and oil into a medium saucepan and give it a quick stir.  Add in the flour, salt, and cream of tartar and stir until smooth.  Add coloring until it is the shade you want.  (As a side note, if you plan to use the food coloring for anything other than dying playdough, be sure to use a clean toothpick each time you add coloring to the dough.  Bacteria can grow in the gel if anything gets in it, making it unsuitable for food usage.)

Place the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes.  It will resemble cake batter for about the first 3 minutes, then it will start to look a little like scorched chocolate.  Keep stirring and about 30 seconds later it will start to come together as a ball, pulling away from the sides of the pan.  Once it reaches this stage, remove and place on a plate until cooled.

I used some extra disposable piping bags that I had on hand, but they do make carrot-shaped plastic bags that are perfect for the task, too (and less expensive, too).  Then I just tied the bags off with a bit of green ribbon for the “stem”.  I’ll probably be adding one or more of these to Bubbles’ Easter basket, too.

What spring craft would you make after watching Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  20 Responses to “Disney Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo and Homemade Playdough “Carrot””

  1. Pooh is my absolute favorite Disney character. Love your playdough too!

  2. OMG, my daughter would love this. She is on a play dough kick. Thanks, she will go gaga over this.

  3. I don’t know many people, young or old who don’t love Winnie The Pooh. He seems to touch a chord with everyone. That looks like a supercute movie.

  4. I love pooh and friends, such a classic. And this is a GREAT idea, my kids would go crazy over this! Thanks!

  5. Oh, We just love Winnie the Pooh! What a fun new movie to enjoy for Easter! That playdough Carrot is super cute! Easy and really fun.

  6. Now that homemade carrot play dough is SUCH an adorable idea! Especially for Easter.

  7. Love WInnie the Pooh! The carrot play dough is such a great idea for Easter. I have never made Play Dough before. I am excited to try it out.

  8. That carrot is too cute, and goes along perfectly with the movie! We just watched Springtime with Roo a few weeks ago, it’s so adorable!

  9. Maybe if Rabbit had your play dough, he would have had a better attiitude.

  10. How fun… love the play dough carrot idea.. soo cute.. my kids love Pooh, too. Thanks for sharing

  11. Looks like a cute movie! We have always loved Winnie the Pooh. Such cute books and movies.

  12. I used to watch Winnie the Pooh at my Nana’s house when I was little. It holds a special place in my heart too!

  13. I love Winnie-the-Pooh and will have to check out the newest DVD. Absolutely love the homemade playdough carrot.

  14. My kids love playdough. Pooh is number one on our lists of meeting at Disney this year. On our last visit we were rained out when we were so close to meeting him and she was devastated!

  15. I love Pooh and all his pals! (I think even more than my kids do. LOL) this is a super fun idea and would be great for a party favor!

  16. Neat! Easy fun recipe the kids will love. Thanks for sharing!

  17. This looks cute my kids would love this movie, brilliant play doh idea!

  18. This is adorable. I would do flowers with finger paints :)

  19. I love Winnie the Pooh! That play dough carrot is pretty clever, too!

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