If you are looking for a simple way to entertain your toddlers and preschools this week, you’ll want to check out this Make a Monster Playdough Activity. Every child in my house loves playdough, including the grown up ones 😉 , so we made a batch this week. I typically make a large batch that we can split into 4 different colors. If all of the kids are here, they each get to pick their favorite color, and there is a little something for everyone. This time around the older girls were at school, and my 4-year-old son inherited all color choosing rights. He picked blue, purple, green, and yellow, making this probably the first batch of playdough I’ve ever made without using the pink food coloring. (We always run out of that color first – life with girls.)
Within the first few minutes of handing my son and his little friend the colored playdough balls, they combined the yellow and green. Arrghh! It wasn’t just a few pieces here and there either. They smashed the two balls together and mixed them. For some reason though, the color combination reminded me of monsters, and we decided to make the most of it and create playdough monsters.
Make a Monster Playdough Activity
For our playdough monsters we used the googly eyes that my 2-year-old had dumped all over the floor, a few pieces from our potato head sets, and other fun, plastic odds and ends from the toy box. I gave the 2 and 4-year-olds both a tray with a ball of dough and a small pile of monster making pieces, and that was it. They went to town mixing and matching hands, ears, eyeballs and who knows what else. At one point my son was giving his monster a hair trim, and then he asked me to take it’s picture. I wonder where he’s heard that before? Hmmm….
They switched colors in the middle of the activity and kept at it. I had a great time just watching them with their little creations, and I even managed to get my kitchen clean at the same time. Seriously, this make a monster playdough activity was the most fun we’ve had with playdough in a while. I hope you get a chance to try it out with the little people in your life.
Until next time!