Playdough is a staple when it comes to kids craft supplies. The great thing about playdough is you don’t need a bunch of fancy tools to have fun creating. One of our favorite things to do is create some super silly playdough monsters, using loose parts we have on hand.
We did this activity close to Halloween time, but it is a fun preschool playdough activity any time of the year.
You will need:
Playdough — You can use homemade playdough or store bought. Have a few colors to choose from.
Accessories — The following are suggestions. Feel free to add whatever you have on hand!
- Pipe Cleaners (cut into different lengths)
- Drinking Straws (cut into different lengths)
- Wiggly Eyes
- Broken Jewelry
- Broken Toy Pieces (Anyone else guilty of keeping broken toy parts for crafting?)
Treat this like process art. I set out all our loose parts and playdough and just asked my kids to use them however they’d like to create a playdough monster. Give them time to try a variety of ideas. If you’d like, you can keep some of your child’s favorite creations by just letting the playdough air dry.
I love that this activity is so simple to set up, and the kids spent over an hour being creative. Your child will love designing their own crazy-fun playdough monsters with this easy playdough activity.
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