Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 5: Play Dough Exploration

Day 5 Challenge: PlayDough Exploration

Step 1: Make some play dough together and let your child help with the measuring, stirring and kneading!

Step 2: Go around the house and garden, looking for unusual objects to collect into bowls. Stones, pebbles, feathers,...

Step 3: Lay out all the objects with the play dough and start exploring together!

We played!

Step 1: CJ loves kneading and mixing. So generally we make white play dough and then knead in colors.

During Halloween, we made a batch of play doughs and so we used them for our play

Halloween play dough
Black - Grape flavor kool-aid + white play dough*
Orange - Orange flavor kool-aid + white play dough*

We also made pink, green and blue using food coloring

*White play dough recipe - here or you can also use the recipe from The Imagination Tree site posted with the challenge (see the above link). Do visit her site for a variety of play dough recipes!


Step 2: I looked around the house and found some silly bands. I handed them to CJ

Step 3: CJ had fun exploring with the silly shapes.


But after few minutes of play, she started to make her own creations

We have been doing The very Hungry Caterpillar book - life cycle of Butterfly crafts that she made one with play doughs.

Play Dough: Life cycle of Butterfly (Oh my pinky girl!)
Play Dough: Life cycle of Butterfly

1. Pink Egg, 2. Hungry Caterpillar, 3. Cocoon- caterpillar covered with black dough, 4. Butterfly

Feeding food to her hungry caterpillar 



Colorful Hungry Caterpillar


A Spider with Mustache and Beard


Finally a spider web with a family of spiders (CJ says the ball structures are spiders)

6 comments:

  1. Cute playdough ideas. We LOVE playdough.

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  2. How fun!! I would love it if you would share it at my sharing party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/11/sharing-saturday-5.html. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  4. You have been amazing at joining in at all the Play Challenge activities. Such fun at your house.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  5. kool-aid play dough yet another item on my to do list! the girls would love the scents! I hope to do some during our upcoming 5 senses week!

    Thanks for sharing this on the sunday showcase. I look forward to seeing what you'll share this week.

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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