National Croissant Day falls on January
30th and whilst this patisserie based celebration originates from the
USA, if we borrow a little or maybe a whole trug full of that appreciation
it means we can cross cultures and share the enjoyment offered up by these
sweet, buttery puffs that are traditionally French breakfast treats.
On this page we explore croissants through playdough, using a variety of
straight edged tools to cut elongated triangles from sheets of beige, pastry
coloured dough. Each delicacy can be made by starting your roll along the
longest edge, over and over until it finally meets the pointed, shortest edge.
Then if possible, curl around the sides creating the most familiar croissant
shape. Knives, cookie cutters and math rulers all work equally well for this
task and when the finished, wares can be served on snowflake doily decorated plates, receive a flour
dusting (somewhat less sticky than icing sugar!) and presented to the dolls,
bears and other toy guests that have joined in the role play fun!
Printables for craft, collage and playdough
colouring picture playdough mat
to roll a croissant from a triangle