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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults 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! 

National croissant day playdough activity

Printables for craft, collage and playdough

 coissant outline template

 croissants colouring picture playdough mat

 how to roll a croissant from a triangle

Large croissant outline template for colouring and tracing
Different croissant sizes for collage and colouring
How to roll a croissant from triangle shaped playdough

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