39+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for Kids

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39+ Clay and Playdough Ideas for KidsMost 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?

Check out: 39 Playdough Ideas for Kids :: Ways to Play and Learn with Playdough

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