Playdough activities

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Playdough recipes - edible and non-edible
an alphabetical list of playdough activities and ideas
playdough colour themed activity ideas for children's play and adults well-being
Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Playdough snowballs stacked into towers and topped with a smiling, or grumpy ping pong ball head! Draw out eyes, nose and a mouth onto the surface of white table tennis balls, roll and shape the dough balls and build a dusting or melt of personalities! Add twig arms, black gravel buttons, a ribbon scarf and then celebrate with a name and a tale about snowy adventures ..

Pingpong snowball tower building with playdough

Resource suggestions
 A quantity of playdough - handmade dough recipe

Snowperson heads
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Ping pong balls 

Sharpie pens or wax crayons  

Twigs - black gravel pieces and ribbon scarves
Plastercine (optional)

Snowball playdough base mat 

Blank snowball pictures

Numbered snowball counters 1 to10

Numbered snowball counters 11 to 20   
Play dough snowman - snowball tower stacking activity  

Click to view and print the full sized snowball tower playdough mat
Blank snowball pictures - image printable
numbered snowball counters 1 - 10
Snowball numbers 1 to 20

All the resources needed for a design and build playdough activity
Resources for this playdough snowman building activity

Add snowball lights to the activitiy by melting a hole in the ping pong ball with a soldering iron or craft knife and pushing it over the plastic candle of an LED tealight.

making light up LED snowballs

Snowflake skies - more wintery playdough activities

Buy permanent markers on
Buy plain white ping pong balls on
Buy wax crayons on


  Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating  playdough recipes
 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


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