Today’s Open Ended Art theme was Playdough/clay and mosaics. This activity was SO much fun because Deen had his cousins over to play. Its a nice change to be doing open ended art with older children. Their concentration is so much better and they really enjoy themselves.
My only regret is that we didn’t use clay… these would be so pretty and I have no idea how the homemade playdough is going to look once dry.. I don’t think it can be used as a substitute to polymer clay 🙁 🙁 🙁
It would have been nice then for the kids to have something to take home to show their parents and display in their homes…
We cut out shapes of playdough using playdough/cookie cutters.
Then I placed some colored pasta and colored rice (it can be made the same way as colored salt) on the middle of the table
Here is mine:
See how hard they are all concentrating
Here is Deen’s finished project:
And Laaiqah’s tree and snowman
And Zuhair’s Bear
Check out Growing and Learning By Leaps and Bounds to see what others did this week in open ended art.
That looks like so much fun, and so creative! Thank you so much for the link on colored salt – I've always wondered how to color pasta etc. We'll try that very soon.
those are totally awesome!! 🙂 LOVE THEM!
our homemade playdoh dries ok! a few cracks but not to bad!
They came out great! Neat idea.
What a neat idea! The final projects look great. Love the picture of the kids working so hard on them.
These are so creative! They turned out so great – I just love every single one, and I love how hard the kids worked! I am (or was) planning to use some of our homemade playdough to make leaf impressions, and then let it dry. Can you tell yet how these creations are going to turn out with the homemade playdough? I'd love to know so I can switch up my plans a little bit if need be. Thanks! 🙂
Very cute 🙂
Nadia, these turned out super!! Great idea from you as usual:-).
I hope to see you at my family blog from now on!!
That was a GREAT idea!! My kids would have loved sticking pasta and rice in their playdough.
I love every piece – of course, the age helps, but they are all so cute and so creative.
I love this idea!!! Emily would love to do this.