Thursday, May 17, 2012

What To Do With Old Play-dough

Wondering what to do with your leftover homemade play dough as the year comes to an end?

Make sculptures.
Cut up cardboard for the children to use as bases. 
Put out a collection of materials.  We used popsicles sticks, googly eyes, sequins, pipe cleaners, glitter, beads, old tinker toys….

Then we put out the old play dough. It used to be several different colors and had been well loved into one large hunk of brown.  The children each took a chunk and created a sculpture.  Some focused on creating designs

 while other decided to make faces. 

Each one was so unique.  This was a well loved center with some children making at least three sculptures.  Luckily we always make a LOT of play dough!

Give it a try.  I would love to see what you put out to add to your sculptures.  Share some pictures with me.  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this idea. Every week we make new playdough for the children and the old playdough is used to make a garden. I collect leaves, flowers, twigs etc. and add small plastic animals for them to create a jungle or dinosaur park. But this will give another dimension to their creativity