Play Dough Hands and Feet
Have a great time making play dough handprints and footprints with your child. You can create a wonderful gift for someone special and a beautiful memory for both of you.
paper plate paint brush non-toxic paints and markers play dough
What to do:
- Together with your child, make a large flat play dough pancake at least 1" thick.
- Encourage your child to make a handprint by pressing her hand into the play dough. Then, invite her to remove her shoes and make a footprint as well.
- After the print has dried, invite your child to decorate it with paint or markers.
- Glue the print to a paper plate. Write today's date on the paper plate so that when your child repeats this activity at a later time she can see how she has grown.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What does the play dough feel like when you are stepping on it?
- What kind of footprint does a dog make? An elephant?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills, observational skills and body awareness.