You may remember the very popular post I wrote with a similar title called Fun with Playdough and shells. That post was a hit because the twins gave me a brilliant idea to make a lifelike snail using playdough and a snail shell. This time we’ve been bringing nature to our playdough play and there’s no shortage of creativity.
Again, the twins experimented with the different mediums and made quite a fun mess of both. Miss L (my eldest) and I had a few more ideas in mind.
Invitation to play with playdough and nature
Here’s how I set up the invitation to play with playdough and nature. It was a fairly simple to prepare. It took me five minutes.
- Containers filled with sticks, leaves, gumnuts, stones sand, bark. You can use what ever you can find.
- A container with old playdough. The playdough will be ruined after this activity so I’d suggest using it when it’s on its last days.
- A small bottle of nature eyes. You can see how I made them here.
Then we started creating. These are just some examples of what we came up with but I’m sure you and your children can think of more.
This is a perfect activity for after school or to relax after a busy, hyped up day.
More activities with playdough and nature in mind?
- Nature’s stampers. Make imprints in playdough using different pieces from nature.
- Lavender Playdough. Bring in some calming, fresh scents to your playdough
- Herbal Playdough. Add some herbs, and why not some spices too!
- Playdough and shells. Make some little snails, crabs and more!
- Play with playdough in nature. Have fun with playdough out of doors