Wednesday, June 29, 2011

365 Days With Kiddos - #35 - Sculpt with Play Dough

As some of you know, because I have shared the recipe here, we make a lot of homemade play dough. We play with it, and we share it as gifts. When there is play dough on hand, there is fun for all ages. Try it sometime, just put a colourful pile of it out on the table. I guarantee that adults and kids will not be able to keep their hands off of it...

The other day, we made play dough babies. I wanted to share them here because they are so simple yet my daughter loved them so much! There is really no trick to it. Roll a ball for the head, add or poke holes for eyes, nose, and mouth, roll our a circle, poke some decorative holes along the edges of the circle with a chopstick, wrap it around the baby head, securing by pushing the two sides together, and finish with a bow or other embellishment. Your kids can play with them as is, or dry them for a several days, and keep them as play figures. The colour of the play dough does tend to fade when it is dried (making the wee babes a bit mummy-like), but the kids can always paint them in bright colours once they have dried completely.

What do you and your kids like to sculpt with play dough?

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