Fun With Play Dough!
Creating with play dough can be an inviting experience for
small hands to manipulate.
can do with play dough:
Manipulate the dough with your hands. Try shaping, pinching, poking,
patting, pulling and rolling. Make figurines, animals, food models
and other objects.
Shape and texture dough with simple tools, such as a rolling pin or dowel,
combs, pencils and plastic utensils, or press into the dough with textured
Experiment with mixing colors. Start by mixing two of the primary
colors (red, blue, and yellow) together to make secondary colors (orange,
green, and purple).
Use plastic knives and scissors to cut shapes from a flat slab of dough
that has been rolled out with a dowel or rolling pin. Add texture
and/or firmly press other shapes onto slab cutouts to decorate them.
Use a pencil to open hanging holes at the top of ornaments, pendants and
medallions that will be allowed to dry.
Embed 3-D objects such as buttons into the dough pieces that will be allowed
Make coils by rolling out snake-like pieces of dough on a flat surface
or between your hands. layer the coils and press them snugly together
to build pots annd other compact structures.
Create beads. Roll pieces of dough into balls or cut a coil into
equal size pieces. Flatten, texture or roll coil pieces into balls
if desired. Use a pencil or nail to open large holes for stringing,
then allow beads to dry thoroughly before stringing on yarn. make
multi-colored coils by rolling two or more dough colors together.
Use as suggested for coils or beads.
Combine dough beads, forms and coils to make designs, ornaments, and pendants.
Use a pencil to open a hole at the top if ornaments and pendants.
After piece dries, string it on ribbon or yarn.
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