Hands On

We have been loving the book First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos around here, and we have been working our way through some of the activities over the past couple of months.  One of the things we hadn’t done yet was make play dough.  With some time alone over the weekend, PB and I cooked up a batch and got to the good work of exploring.

It took a long time to cook, I thought.  The salt is slow to dissolve, and the flour  mixture came out a little lumpy.  Most of this was worked out in the kneading, but there are still some lumps and bumps.  More texture to explore, I say!  I made a half batch, unsure of what the yield would be.  Next time, think I will follow the variation for “single servings” and make a couple of different colors.

PB loved poking the dough as well as hitting it with the hammer and rolling pin we inherited from PDXKnitterati’s boys.  Such fun!

What are some of your favorite toddler art and exploration activities?