39+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

39+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

Most kids love to squeeze and squish playdough between their fingers. They like to roll it into snakes and balls. Poke it with tools or add decorations. Mold it into various shapes and sculptures.

The same is true with clays and with other doughs such as salt dough, air dry clay, and bread dough. You really can’t go wrong with a dough-based activity!

Here are over 39 ways for kids to model, craft, and explore with playdough, clay, and other doughs:

Playdough recipes

Playdough play ideas

Pinch pots with air dry clay

A kids pottery wheel

DIY dough beads

Make and eat bread dough shapes

Fun with model magic

Nature prints in Sculpey

Playdough Ideas for Kids

Candy Cane Playdough Recipe

 
39 Ways to Play with Playdough

 
Baking Soda and Playdough Volcano

No Cook Playdough

 
Playdough Snowmen

 
Playdough with or without tools

Fancy Playdough with Beads

 
Forest Diorama

 
Make and Do Scavenger Hunt

Sculpey Flower Prints in Playdough

 
Playdough Monsters with Googly Eyes and Feathers

 
Playdough Play for Everyday Creativity

Playdough Monsters Other Fun Ideas with Poke Ins

Tips and Ideas for Creating with Clay

Clay Nature Art

 
Clay Pinch Pots and Coil Pots

 
Playing with Clay

Getting Over My Clay Hang Up (& a Pottery Wheel for Kids)

 
Kids Pottery Wheel

 
Modeling with air dry clay

Ideas and Recipes for other Doughs

Homemade Model Magic

 
Gak Flubber

 
Clean Mud

Sculpey Ideas and Projects for Children

Making Nature Prints in Sculpey

  
Flower Prints in Sculpey

 
Nature Print Sculpey Pendant

Making Dough Beads with Kids

Claydough Beads

 
Homemade Dough Beads

 
Dough Bead Caterpillar

Salt Dough Crafts for Kids

Punched Salt Dough Ornaments

 
Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments

 
Beaded Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

 
Sparkly beaded salt dough ornaments suncatchers garlands

 
Melted Crayon Salt Dough Ornaments

Edible Dough Creations

Teddy Bear Bread

 
Bread Dough Faces

 
Monster Bread

Homemade Soft Pretzels

 
Pretzel Hearts

 
Heart Doughnuts

Gingerbread House

 
Pretzel Nests Creative Easter Snacks for Kids

 Looking for more playdough ideas for kids?

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