If your child wants to make a rainbow with play dough, let them! In fact, sit down and make a playdough rainbow with them as well! This hands-on activity is a great way to let them learn and explore. And it also looks really cool, too!
The more that you can have your children be creative and want to learn to explore using their minds and ideas, the more that they’ll be able to focus on their fine motor skills as well.
Make a Rainbow with Play Dough
The main thing that you need to focus on first is how to make playdough. This is a super simple recipe that you can easily do at home. Minimal ingredients needed and certain to provide hours of fun.
Make certain to let the kids join in on the process of how to make the playdough so that they’re interested in helping moving forward. And I also have a feeling that this might be one recipe that they’re going to want to make over and over again.
Does playdough dry out?
It does. You need to be certain that you’re storing it in an airtight container so that it lasts for several months. If you don’t, it’s going to dry out and you’ll be making this playdough recipe over again in the very near future.
How long does playdough last?
As long as you have it stored properly, playdough should be able to last up to 3 months. You’ll know when it’s no longer good as it’ll start to become dry and crumbly.
How to Make a Rainbow with Play dough
The good news is that it’s not hard to make a rainbow out of playdough. You’ll want to make all the various colors of playdough and then print out the rainbow mat, found below.
Once you have the mat printed, have the kids work on rolling out the various colors and then placing them on the mat. And just like that, they’ll have created their own wonderful playdough rainbow!
Fun Ways to Use Multi-Colored Playdough
As you can see, this printable “make a rainbow” playdough mat is perfect for all ages. But you can also do so many other things with playdough as well.
We also like to make different playdoughs as well like this Fall Scented Cooked Playdough Recipe, too!
Tips and Suggestions for using these Playdough Mats
While these are the best for playdough, you can actually use these rainbow mats even if you don’t have any playdough handy. Just use markers, crayons, paint, or watercolors as well.
You can also have the kids spell out the colors and also talk about what a rainbow means to them. And if you want to tie it into a fun rainbow theme, add in these Rainbow Colors Science Experiment For Kids as well!
Print out your Rainbow Playdough Mat
Don’t forget to print out your playdough mat below! It’s as simple as clicking, printing, making the playdough, and letting the kids have tons of fun!
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