My parents arrived for their recent visit to our house with two classic gifts for their grandchildren: play-doh and plastic stencils. Â Both were good gifts in their own rights, but I thought my mother was a genius when she suggested we use them together. Â We’ve been having so much fun!
Ideas for Play-doh Stenciling
Besides just smushing the playdoh through all the different shapes, here are a couple of additional things to try:
- Use letter stencils and spell words. Â Or numbers and do math problems!
- Â Add a little texture to your shapes by lightly pressing them on to pieces of cloth or baskets.
- Mix colors before you press them in to the stencils to make a marbled effect
- Let your little one use a play knife to cut the shape off of the stencil.
- Use two different colors to make a more realistic picture.
- Play a game by having your children take turns pressing the playdoh through a stencil and letting the other child guess which shape they used.
Making it an Adventure
What other fun ways have you found to play with playdoh lately?