June 15, 2012

Painting with Playdough and Kid's Coop Linky

I posted earlier in the week about taking the Playdough Pledge.    I had a hard time coming up with something new we have never done with playdough.  I decided to combine two of our favorites:  playdough and paint.  We have painted playdough before, but this is the first time we painted with playdough.  The difference?  We didn't paint on it, we used the dough as "brushes".  It was, um, interesting...

I made a few balls of playdough and a few "snakes" for rolling.

The boys dipped the balls into the painted, and...

Smooshed them!

If nothing else, it was great for fine motor practice.  ;)

Of course it got messier and messier as we continued, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Eventually they started really smooshing all the playdough into the table then smearing paint over it.

For fun I included craft sand in the invitation.  I knew they would enjoy pouring some over their creations.

To read more about messy, sensory play read THIS POST in my Child's Play 101 series.  For more ideas using playdough be sure and check out THIS POST.

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  1. Fun and Messy!!! Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land! Hope to see you again soon :)

  2. what fun! i've never heard of this before! every print is different because the playdough is always changing! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  3. Oh that's a fun idea. I love the way it's so messy but contained at the same time. I bet it was great fun!

  4. What a great idea! My kids will LOVE it!

  5. Allison, I loved the pics of the messy fun! Made me smile, my boys love to paint themselves too! haha I loved these ideas! Thanks for sharing this great post on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes last week! :) Hope to see you again this weekend! :)

  6. Oooo I've never painted with play dough. I think we'll have to give this a try. So glad you shared this at the Weekly Kids Co-op. Thanks :)

  7. I love this idea. The paper over the whole table is fantastic. Pieces of paper all over the place are so distracting! I think we'll try this next week.
    Thank you.


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