Today's Project: Making Food with Play-Doh
Ask your child to create some of their favorite foods using multiple colors of Play-Doh compound. (Since everyone's stock of Play-Doh varies, you may want to emphasize that the colors used for creating the food do not necessarily need to match that of the food in real life.)
1) 3 or more colors of Play-Doh compound.
2) (Optional) Play-Doh food-making kits, such as the Burger Builder, the Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe, or the Spaghetti Factory.
3) Something that can be used for plates, such as paper dessert plates, toy plates from a kitchen or tea set, etc . . .
4) Something that can be used for cutting, such as a plastic knife.
Tip #1: Ask your child to brainstorm their favorite foods or foods they often see at a barbecue or their favorite restaurant. Feel free to make suggestions if your child's list is too short. More options equals more fun. Don't forget about side dishes! (Click this link for fun Play-Doh Food Recipes)
Tip #2: Look around your house for different things that can be used for tools if you do not happen to own any Play-Doh accessories. You can use the compound containers for cutting circles and cookie cutters for producing interesting shapes.
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