My parents arrived for their recent visit to our house with two classic gifts for their grandchildren: play-doh and plastic stencils. Both were good gifts in their own rights, but I thought my mother was a genius when she suggested we use them together. 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. Or numbers and do math problems!
- 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?
Check out this Play-Doh Ice Cream Truck from from Costco!