mash! your kitchen drawer is a treasure trove of opportunity
when it comes to finding different playdough tools. Delve deep to find
(safe!) equipment including implements that add interest to children's actions
of mashing, squashing and extruding mounds of tactile dough, make stringy
shapes, thick and thin lengths, moulding them together to build creative
sculptures that kid's can then decorate with other smaller collaging items
such as buttons, glitter and pasta pieces! One or two handed tools are useful
for helping to exercise both hand and arm muscles as your dough compound
is squeezed and pressed forcibly through the gaps and holes of the masher's
foot plate - a great activity to support children's physical development
and to assist adult's who benefit from this type of muscular therapy.
Potato mashing tools come in such huge variety of designs and materials
- plastic, metal, wood, it's possible to build an awesome collection of
squashers that could maintain an interest in playdough for years! Next
time there's a pause in the business of your kitchen's visitors, pull out
a bowl some flour, salt and water, a masher, an animal ornament and offer
the invation to play.
Construct environments where animals live in hot and cold places with coloured
playdough depicting the habitat of land and sea.
More picture ideas in the playdough photo gallery