I’m always on the look out for fun things to do with my kids. A few weeks ago my daughters’ preschool class colored on white playdough with markers. I knew I had to immediately come home and try it myself. We are huge fans of homemade playdough so this activity was perfect for my kids. What a fun coloring surface! I originally envisioned us just creating pictures with the markers, but we quickly discovered that when we smushed and rolled out the playdough the most beautiful, vibrant colors were created. We loved Coloring Playdough with Markers!
WHAT YOU NEED FOR COLORING PLAYDOUGH WITH MARKERS
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AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
mathematics (measuring ingredients, counting, fractions)
scientific exploration (what happens when playdough mixture is heated)
fine motor development
HOW TO EXPLORE COLORING PLAYDOUGH WITH MARKERS
Now it’s time to explore! Give your children the freedom to use the materials however they wish. My daughters’ started by rolling out the playdough and coloring on a flatter surface. Luca wanted to write her name on her playdough.
Next the girls wanted to see what happens to the colors with they squished the playdough together with their hands.
Once in a ball the playdough was colored again and then rolled out again. Look at the gorgeous marbelization that occurred! Charlotte was inspired to create a bakery shop with our cookie cutters.
More colors added!
I was pleasantly surprised that as more marker colors were adding the playdough did not become a muddled brown.
The girls continued the process of rolling out the playdough, coloring it some more, and then rolling it out again for over 30 minutes. Such a successful morning exploration. Look at the unique playdough color we were left with in the end! I love how each time we do this it will result in completely different results. So much fun!