Play Dough is a great tool for encouraging both play and learning. This play dough shapes activity uses play dough and lolly sticks, allowing fine motor skill to be used whilst allowing your child to get creative, making lots of different shapes. There are also some great extension activities to this activity.
What resources will I need to make Play Dough Shapes?
Lolly Sticks (approx 10-20)
How do I make a Play Dough shape?
Role up balls of play dough ‘the glue’.
Use the lolly sticks as the sides to your shape (see picture below).
Push them into / squash on top of the play dough to make the shape.
Why not have a go at making a triangle, a square, a rectangle and a polygon?
Can you make the same shapes but longer and / or wider?
Can you use the same principle to make 3D shapes? Hint – you may need to squash or mould the play dough around the lolly sticks so it holds the sticks in place.
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Please make sure that the activity is supervised at all times. Only use materials that are age appropriate for those participating in the craft or activity. Also, make sure you avoid anything that may cause an issue with regards to allergies.