playdough activities with doh aren't imited by age, oler
enthusiasts can enjoy the benefits of a muscular workout and the creative
opportunities as much as children. So if your preference is a tub of pre-made
play-doh or a mound of homemade dough please read on enjoy any suggestions
you find relevant. This list is a beginning, if you've any suggestions you'd
like to share please feel free to get in toucch, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bringing the garden inside
sensory playdough where
herbs, flowers and spices are collected from outdoors and combined with
playdough to evoke the senses and support conversation - lavender, rosemary,
artemesia, mint and sage
stress relievers or hand exercisers
fill & knot balloons
to make great distraction or focussing tools that are clean & portable.
Use curling ribbon as shredding element and the neck
section from plastic bottles to help keep the balloons open enough for easier
Please discard of broken balloons
carefully - impact of balloons on wildlife + balloons blow don't let them go campaign
seed pastry balls
Okay so not playdough in the conventional sense, rather
dough that you can still model & 'play' with!
Make up a batch of pastry by combining flour, oil and birdseed, grated
apple, berries, ground peanuts and enough water to bind all the ingredients
together. Once kneaded, shape as wished & put out immediately, leave
to harden or freeze and serve when wanted. Place it under cover on bird
tables, on & around tree branches or atop fence posts. This is a great vegan or vegetarian
fatball pastry recipe that avoids the animal fats usually found in commercial
(photos of the pastry in action as soon
as I've a better camera or the birds hold still for long enough!!)
flower stems in place
Fill and decorate containers with playdough in any variety
of pattern or design and use to hold paper crafted or artificial flower
stems in place.
Get creative with mannequin heads using dough, plastercine or clay and a variety of collage
Homemade playdough may crystallise if left to air dry but commercial compounds
will last much longer.
mannequin head on amazon.co.uk
babysitting & child minding services
Pack up a bag of playdough tools for times when children
visit or you visit children!
tub of play-doh - floor covering - rolling pins - cutters - extruders
- plates for serving & sharing
With adjustments to the
ingredient quantities for playdough, salt dough is an excellent compound for
modelling decorations to hang, display and gift.
|Purpose for an outcome
The process of creativity
is all important and is the main focus when sourcing resources that help
children to discover, develop and learn independently, however as adults
a use for the finished product might take equal prominenece when considering
how we spend our time. A few ideas could be photography and creating pieces
of art that feature in a gallery, stop motion videos and fundraising events.
adults use playdough
Eleanor Macnair renders
famous photographs in play-doh
Battery powered LED playdough kits demonstrate
the flow & circuitry of electrical currents work
practioners plan how to use playdough to support young children's development