I don’t have a big post for you today; just wanted to share some photos of the kids’ recent playdough creations and combine it with a list of more pretend play ideas for kids using playdough.
I don’t know about your kids, but when my kids play with playdough, it usually turns into a pretend play fest more often than simply sculpture or art.
This time, when the kids sat down with a couple of big hunks of homemade playdough, I brought over a few of the most requested playdough play accessories in our house: silicone muffin liners, toothpicks, and plastic pony beads.
Daphne and her friend Gigi got to work making and decorating cupcakes by mounding the playdough in the cupcake liners and poking beads in the top as sprinkles.
They also added “candles” by poking the toothpicks through the centers of the beads (great fine motor activity, by the way!)…
Or, adding balls of playdough to the tops of toothpicks and then adding more beads…
Or stacking the beads onto the toothpicks for extra beautiful candles!
More Pretend Play Ideas for Kids Using Playdough
- Small world playdough play for kids
- Playdough words and bear cakes
- Playdough volcanoes with natural landscaping
- Playdough woodland forest habitat
- Playdough construction
- Playdough snowmen in jars
- +39 ways to play and learn with playdough!