34 Things to Make & Do with Playdough

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Playdough will never be boring again! I always wonder what thing can we make from playdough now?

It really does take creativity so it doesn’t get too boring. [Otherwise we're always making tracks in our playdough.]

I now have no excuse to not break out the playdough [and neither do you]!

Whether we want to learn with playdough, create something or play pretend there’s…

34 Things to Make & Do with Playdough

34 things to make with playdough, or even things to do with playdough, to choose from.


Play Pretend with Playdough:

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Play Dough Under Construction
Teach Preschool
An Ocean of Play Dough
Beansprouts Preschool Blog
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Pizza Play Dough
The Imagination Tree
Play Dough Cakes
Pre-school Play
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Play Dough Island
The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Dirt!
Heidi’s Recipes
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 Seaside Play Dough
The Imagination Tree
A Bakery
Imagination Soup

Make & Create with Playdough:

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Googly Eye Monsters
Pink and Green Mama
Layered Art
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Craters of the Moon
Getting Messy with Ms Jessi
Caterpillars
The Chocolate Muffin Tree
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An Entire City
Inspiration Sounds Creativity Abounds
Snails
Squashed Tomatoes
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Robots
Counting Coconuts
Bird’s Nest
Kids Activities Blog
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Paper Doll Dress Up
Inspiration Sounds Creativity Abounds
Chocolate Candy
The Imagination Tree
PD Mosaics (5) play dough activities
Mosaic Art
Putti’s World
Mr Play Dough Face
No Time for Flash Cards

Items to Add to Playdough:

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Spaghetti
Having Fun at Home
Paper Umbrellas
Crayon Freckles
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Straws
NurtureStore
Toothpicks
Play-Based Classroom
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Sticks
Let the Children Play
Popsicle Sticks & Googly Eyes
Playing House

Ways to Learn with Playdough:

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Genetics
4 Kids, 2 Guinea Pigs, One Happy Family
Practice Cutting
Tot School
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Color Mixing to Make a Rainbow
Art for Little Hands
Matching Prints
 Mom with a Lesson Plan
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Spell Sight Words
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Stamp Words
Fun Frugal Mommy
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Lacing
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Explore Textures
Kids Activities Blog

I’ve found that homemade playdough is far superior to the store bought kind. Its softer, lasts longer and you can make whatever color you like just for that day. Not to mention adding fun ingredients to the mix!

What’s your favorite way to play with playdough in your house?

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Comments

  1. Art For Little Hands says

    love love love this post. I sent my two older kids to school today. I am definitely making some play dough for me and the two year old to enjoy today! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  2. Mommy Cameron @ Learning with the Cameron Clan says

    I love it! A lot of great ideas. My boys love to use cookie cutters in our play dough.

  3. Deborah says

    Thanks for including play dough under construction – adding tools to playdough makes such a fun experience! Off to check out all the other ideas too!

  4. Betti Buza says

    My kids love making hedgehogs with playdough + toothpicks and we quite often use cookie-cutters, too. We use playdough to learn English as a second language at home, too. Here you can see how we learnt "Hey Diddle Diddle" with the help of playdough:
    http://www.bebeangol.hu/node/219

  5. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says

    Thanks for featuring some ideas of mine! You make the greatest lists! Yay for play dough! This will be good to repost again for the Winter when everyone is cooped up in their house!

  6. Ellie says

    Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog – play dough is so great isn't it? Thanks also for hosting It's Playtime, it fab, I love it!

  7. Heidi says

    Thanks for featuring my dirt play dough! Can't wait to check out all of the other dough posts. The possibilities are endless!

  8. Anonymous says

    Love all the ideas… wish I had seen this before,but in the end it worked out great. I kinda did the reverse last time we had playdough out, no accessories, no color mixing, no tools of any kind… Day one "where are the cookie cutters?" all they did is make "pancakes" by smushing the dough flat. day 2 can we have scissors… mix colors… take it to the kitchen… and so it went. However I noticed each day the children got better with their hands, making coils/ snakes, balls and even modeling real life items, one child made a helicopter, blades and all. There was talk about all kinds of stuff while they simply manipulated the dough, kinda theraputic, keeping hands busy with out a goal, and brains free to think. On the last day I gave in and got out the cookie cutters and poof all creativity turned to "I had that one first"
    I have to try some of the posted ideas, Spaghetti for sure. Thanks for getting me thinking again about this old stand-by

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