How to Make Things From of Play-Doh

Children enjoy playing with Play-Doh.
Children enjoy playing with Play-Doh. (Image: Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Play-Doh is a craft clay that is both non-toxic and is extremely malleable. Children often enjoy forming Play-Doh into simple sculptures, but do not usually make craft items with the Play-Doh. However, you can work with your child to make a couple crafts using Play-Doh clay that you can display around your home. You can buy different types of Play-Doh clay at any craft supply store, art supply shop or supermarket.

Things You'll Need

  • Play-Doh, different colors
  • Rolling pin
  • Unsharpened pencil

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Play-Doh Hand Print

Form one container of Play-Doh into a ball. Select any color of Play-Doh that you prefer.

Roll out the Play-Doh into a 1-inch thick circle. Press an unsharpened pencil into the circle to make a hole, positioning the hole 1/2-inch below the outside edge.

Press your child's palm straight down onto the middle of the Play-Doh circle. When you pull her hand away, an impression will be left behind. Allow the Play-Doh hand print to dry for 3 hours. You can hang up the hand print by stringing twine or a ribbon through the hole.

Play-Doh Coil Bowl

Roll half of a container of Play-Doh into a 1/2-inch thick circle using a rolling pin. Roll the other half of the Play-Doh container into a 1/2-inch thick coil.

Wind the coil along the outside edge of the circle, which will begin to curl into the sides of the pot.

Smooth the sides of the coil pot together to create an even surface, then allow the coil pot to dry for 2 hours.

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