Space-dough

Moon space playdoughMake your own moonscape by reinventing an old favourite and turning playdough into space-dough!

Model a moonscape with playdough using your imagination and items from around the house and garden. We found reflective discs and silver texture cardboard.

What you need:

  • Playdough – find recipe here
  • Black food colouring
  • Glitter

Other items to press into the dough and add to the scene:

  • Foil
  • Foil patty pans
  • Cutters in the shape of stars or circles for the moon
  • Silver card – you could also use a silver circle disc from a commercial cake box
  • Stones (not too small)
  • Silver or black non toxic-paint

Once you have made the playdough add the black food colouring until your dough is nice and dark. Once you are happy with the colour add the glitter. If you are involving children in making the dough we advise aprons as the black is a strong colour!

Younger children will enjoy the different colour and look of the dough and will explore it in their own way. While playdough is nontoxic with the glitter added we recommend supervising children so they don’t eat the dough.

Older children can enjoy creating a moonscape, scrunching up pieces of foil, adding patty pans and making craters. Children may like to find suitable rocks and stones to paint.

This is a great sensory activity and is good for finger dexterity so get creative and have fun!

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