KinderArt® ► Painting | Drawing | Printmaking | Sculpture | Seasons | Recycling | Printables | Art History | More...


click to see a larger image  

Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School, High School
Grades: PreK and up | Age: 2yrs and up | Written by: Julie Duell
[Julie is a retired art teacher and grandmother from Erina, NSW Australia

The focus is on sharing the experience with the child, working together with enthusiasm and a sense of fun.
"I have found that repeating this exercise each week has resulted in shape recognition, counting, order, hand dexterity and creativity in my 2 year old grandson, Kyan."
~Julie Duell

What You Need:
What You Do:

Play Dough Recipe

Combine above ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.

Make sure you stir the mixture constantly - or it will stick to the bottom of the pan.

When the mixture starts to stick together in a nice ball, remove the pan from the stove.

Set the pan aside until the dough is cool enough to touch.

When cool, knead the dough on a floured or waxed-paper-lined board.

Store dough in small containers with lids. (Yogurt containers work well).

What You Do:


Our Favorite Play Dough Recipe:

Recommended Books/Products:

Dough Tools (set/5)

Dough Tools (set/5)

Take their modeling experience to the next level! Kit contains a flower roller, round cutting wheel, zig zag cutting wheel, double-sided large hobby craft tool and plastic blade. 5 pieces. Made of plastic. Ages 3 and up.

Fun Dough  (pack of 12)

Fun Dough (pack of 12)

Two ounce jars of fun dough in a variety of bright colors can be molded and shaped.

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences
by MaryAnn F. Kohl
"Preschoolers, art teachers, adventurous parents, and most anyone who likes to play in mud, peanut butter, playdough, papier-mache, and similar mediums will be ecstatic over Kohl's book. There are more than 100 recipes for dough, plaster, clay and other modeling mixtures that can be used for just plain fun or serious art." -- ALA Booklist.


This content has been printed from:

Click here for more art lesson plans

Free newsletter:

[an error occurred while processing this directive]