The playdough stash was getting a little old so I decided over the weekend to make a favourite of mine from childcare days… I call it Magic Marble Playdough!
It is a great way to involve children in colouring their own playdough and provides opportunities to discuss light and dark and all things colour.
It is an activity better suited to 3 yr olds and up but young children such as my toddler twosome can still join in and see the results of their efforts…with a little help from Mum or course!
How to make Magic Marble Playdough
More pressing…look what's happening!
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I did love doing this activity when I worked in child care to, when the children discovered the surprise of what colour was inside. Playdough is such a wonderful activity for children to develop many of their sensors, we still love it here:) Thank you so much for your kind words of support Jode, they were truly appreciated in every way. xx
Making playdough is something that all of our children have enjoyed, it’s quick and easier enough for even the littlest family members to get involved with.
Janice - learning4kids says
You marble play dough is gorgeous! I will have to definitely give it a try sometime! x
Zea Saja says
The marble, It reminds me of my childhood.
Little Home In The Country says
Jode, you have totally inspired me to make play dough today 🙂 My kids haven’t had it in a while and they do still love to play with it at 7 and 9! 🙂 Your girls are just darling and I enjoy reading about their antics…
this is a fun educational activity!!! they will play so long while learning creativity, sharpening fine motor skills, using their imagination..etc..win-win!!!
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
What fun – and I do love the marbled look =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you again tomorrow,
Looks awesome and fun!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again this week.
I just pinned this! Love how pretty it turns out. I have never seen marbled play doh before. Very creative!
Miss Courtney says
I’ve used the gel food coloring like this, too. Although that effort was accidental…
Jackie Currie says
Oh, I LOVE this idea! I can just imagine the children’s surprise as their dough starts to turn colour!