75+ Things To Add To Playdough To Make It More Fun

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75 playdough add onsOther than reading the one activity that we do daily here at our house is playdough. We have a playdough bucket in our playroom and a drawer in the kitchen filled with playdough and all sorts of fun add ons. Here are our favorite things to add to playdough. You don’t need fancy activities you just need to put out playdough and a few fun add-ons and let creativity blossom.

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  • buttons
  • googly eyes
  • glow in the dark stars
  • sequins
  • plastic gems

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  • plastic soldiers
  • wooden beads
  • toy dinosaurs
  • aluminum foil
  • Lincoln Logs
  • glass decorator beads
  • plastic beads

playdough bug fossils

  • toy bugs
  • stones
  • ice cream cones
  • dry pasta
  • Mini Figures

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  • toothpicks
  • popscicle sticks
  • straws
  • glow sticks
  • feathers

fine motor skills

  • beans
  • toilet paper rolls
  • pipe cleaners
  • recycled plastic lids
  • alphabet magnets
  • puzzle pieces
  • marbles
  • wooden blocks
  • pom poms

theme playdough

  • toy construction vehicles
  • nuts and bolts
  • real nuts in the shell ( please make certain all children are free of allergies)
  • fake flowers
  • golf tees
  • keys
  • Little People Dolls
  • corks
  • Lego or Duplo
  • birthday candles

 snow playdough

making letters with shells and playdough

Tools

pretend play playdough

  • rolling pin
  • ice tray
  • candy molds
  • stamps

playdough activity for kids

  • cookie cutters
  • plastic knives
  • spatula
  • toy tools
  • ice cream scoop
  • potato mashers

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  • garlic press
  • cake pans
  • muffin tins
  • garden tools ( kid plastic ones)
  • forks
  • combs
  • melon baler

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  • tongs
  • pie plate
  • pastry edger
  • mixing bowls

playdough egg mold

  • egg molds
  • dull( kid) pizza wheel
  • measuring cups
  • cookie sheet
  • scissors

 

What do you add to playdough to make it more fun?

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Janie says

    Curious….how do you get the play doh out of some of the objects you suggest adding to the play doh….legos, shells,wooden beads, combs, etc. I have 18 students ages 4-5 and I don’t have time to clean the play doh out of the crevices, etc. Just giving them scissors–which I do reluctantly–creates a big mess of tidbits on the floor. Please don’t see my questions as criticisms….quite the contrary as I use your ideas very often. (I teach English in northern Thailand.)

    • Allison McDonald says

      That is a GREAT question. Most comes out right away if you use a larger ball of playdough as a stamp. If that doesn’t work then I let it dry and then chip it off once it’s completely dry. The third step if neither of those work is to soak it in warm water overnight. It will come right off.

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