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Ideas for Fun with Playdough

Ideas for Fun with Playdough
I was so excited the day that B figured out that he liked playdough! I decided if he was going to sit down and play with it for OVER an HOUR then I would get him more colors and I’d search for MORE ways to play with it!
ideas for fun with playdough

Here are some ideas for fun with playdough:

Stick straws or toothpicks in balls of play dough

Put pieces of dough in between blocks to stick them together

Hide small toys, beads, or gems in a ball of play dough and have your child find them

Make a path and have toy animals leave their tracks behind in the dough

Make a bakery with muffin tins, rolling pin, and cookie cutters.

Roll balls and try to stack them

Stick Mr. Potato Head pieces into it

Fill an ice cube tray

Make a road and drive cars through it

Coil the dough into snakes

Cut the snakes using a plastic knife or butter knife


Check out our other playdough activities for toddlers and preschoolers!


Check out this collection of FREE, printable play dough mats



You’ll also love this Play-Doh Smash Game!


Friday 7th of May 2010

isn't that how it goes???? it seems the more WORK and TIME and MONEY i invest in an activity, the less popular it is. (you would think that all i really need to buy are free balloons at the grocery store.) i would take the playdough away completely for a few weeks and then reintroduce it. then it will be more appealing! and then maybe have a fun place to play it that is out of the ordinary- like outside or on colorful trays (Ok, not the most exciting places!)

Raising a Happy Child

Thursday 6th of May 2010

B sounds like Anna - now she likes it, now she doesn't. But I like all your ideas, and some of them might work here as well.


Thursday 6th of May 2010

Great ideas.

Play-doh and I have a love/hate relationship. I love how busy it keeps my kiddos, but truly, truly hate, I'm sorry, dislike the mess everywhere.

Love your blog.


Wednesday 5th of May 2010

My son also loves play-doh! It's great. I make it homemade, so it's not a huge investment. Anyway, I love your blog and gave you an award:


JDaniel4's Mom

Wednesday 5th of May 2010

JDanel loves to drive cars through it.