Set up an invitation to decorate play dough Christmas trees with this easy, no-cook play dough recipe and jars of decorating materials! A great fine motor, creative Christmas activity for kids of all ages to enjoy!
Here’s a Christmas craft activity we enjoyed last year in the busy run up to the big day that I saved to share this year!
When it was cool we added lots of green glitter to make it SPARKLE!
Next to this we set out little jars containing gold and silver stars, coloured beads and gems, and large shiny sequins, alongside rolling pins and Christmas tree cookie cutters.
This was considered huge fun as a Christmas activity to get them in the mood for tree decorating!
They each rolled out their lumps of dough and cut lots of tree shapes ready to start decorating.
They practised their fine motor pincer grasp and lots of fantastic pushing and pinching skills as they played and sang and decorated together.
As it was play dough we had to take these apart again, but try substituting this recipe for our super-quick salt dough instead, and you could even leave in some of the decorations as the dough dries hard!
What they are learning as they play:
Physical: fine motor skills, pincer grasp, pinching and pushing into malleable materials
Creative: combining a range of materials to create pictures and models
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