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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 Summer sunshine playdough, activity printables for times when the hottest star we know is hiding and to enjoy the shade on the days that it shines! Embed pony beads (hole up) into the surface of your dough and use them as guides for inserting 'sun ray sticks' supporting fine motor skill, precision and hand to eye coordination, all of which are great for underpinning young children's early writing abilities and also useful as a therapy to assist with muscular dexterity. Use the length of each stick to continue threading on beads, building patterns and sequences, promoting the language of maths and expanding the activity with bendy craft stems. Once finished, photograph each art project and display the pictures in a gallery or diary of design.

Summer sun playdough activity - rays of sunshine

A quantity of play dough - recipe

Wooden matchsticks or longer  3mm wooden dowelling cut to size

Pony beads in a variety of colours and effects    

 Craft stems


Rays of sunshine playdough mat with number line

Summer playdough mat

Sun rays playdough mat

Numberline sunshine rays playdough activity sheet
Summer playdough mat - text word formation sheet
Sun playdough mat printable for the summer season
Summer outline text sheet for playdough word and letter activities
Sunny face playdough bead threading activity idea

Summer playdough activities  
Collage a sun craft activity on   

Sun playdough threading activity for the summer holiday

Buy laminators and pouches on
Yellow and orange craft stems on
Buy wobbly eyes on

Buy yellow pony beads on
Buy orange pony beads on
Buy wood matchsticks 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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