- googly eyes
- pasta shapes
- bottle tops
- cut up pipe cleaners
- lots of glitter!
C. immediately talked about monsters and making them have “lots and lots and lots and lots of eyes” so she set to work! Pop tipped out all the glitter everywhere and had a wonderful time running her hands through it and flinging it e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e!
Here are some of Cakie’s finished very-super-scary monsters!
And without even realising it, Pop’s monster is fantastic! She stuck in as many eyes as her little fingers could grasp and push, with a couple of well-placed bits of pasta!
A good amount of squishing and squeezing occurred, brilliant for developing those tiny hand muscles, essential for writing.
I think this is my favourite one. C said “Mummy, this one’s saying ‘Peekaboo!'” Love it.
And we had a go at learning how to roll the dough using two flat hands on top, which is quite a skill of dexterity. C practised over and over and ended up making this fantastic stand up monster!
- fine motor skills: using a malleable material to pull, pinch, roll, flatten, mold, form, squeeze, squash to strengthen small hand muscles
- creativity: creating representations of real life or imaginary things using another medium, experimenting with combining materials
- literacy: developing language and storytelling through imaginary play
- maths: counting out cup fulls to follow simple instructions/ recipes, discussing and comparing lengths and thicknesses
Oh that looks fabby! We did something similar a little while ago but had googly eyes, pipe cleaners, buttons and little gems. Chloe loved it and I did make a few creations too!!
Love the black glittery one, where so you get the very fine glitter from, i can only ever find really chunky bits.
Kerri @ Baby Monitors Online says
That looks like so much fun, and very good for the kids creative skills 🙂
The monsters look fab!
So pleased I gave you an idea! They look fab, the stand up one made me giggle! I love how the addition of eyes immediately brings the blobs to life and each one seems to have a different character (with different voices to match of course!). We have black sparkly playdough at the moment too 🙂
Domestic Goddesque says
I admire you: I’m afraid that I can’t bear getting glitter everywhere. It gets into every crevice, much like the lentils I used with our pumpkin playdough. Dh subsequently banned the lentil from ever crossing the threshold…..
Rachel T says
Lovelovelove it. How long ’til I can do this with the girls? Maybe we’ll do it Thursday afternoon. Thank you, as ever, for the idea!
Charlotte @ MakeDoAndFriend says
Love this! I’ve had the googly-eye idea in my notebook as a Halloween activity, but am definitely going to be adding a helluva lot of glitter into that now too!
Melissa Taylor says
oooh, super cool! (I might have to break my no-glitter-inside rule.)
Susan Case says
Love it! I want to do it! I love fun Halloween ideas. You might enjoy my blog: Kindergarten for Parents and Teachers. I’ll put a link to your blog.
I love this idea, we’ve been having a lot of fun with monsters at our house lately and I think I may need to add a few of these into the mix. They look fun to make and play with. 🙂
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow says
Love those googly eyes in the play dough. How fun! Another brilliant idea from the one and only Anna. 🙂
That is SOOO cool!! I am pinning that. I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says
WE used your black play dough recipe this weekend! I’ll be linking to it in an upcoming post!! It was fabulous!
Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase! I hope to see you again this week! I showcased these on facebook & Twitter!
Haha! Really cool playdough and great imagination on the monsters 🙂
I wonder…would the playdough harden if left to dry?..then the children could keep them or in my case as a childminder take them home 🙂 they look great!
Jennifer Lynn says
I love all of your great play-doh ideas! So fun!
Your play-doh monsters inspired me to give my little friends the opportunity to make some play-doh spiders!
Check them out here: http://pinkpolkadotsandprek.blogspot.com/