Two Ingredient Tuesday: Play Dough and Mr. Potato Head

This post is inspired by B’s co-op preschool teacher who put out Mr. Potato Head pieces at the play dough table. When B’s preschool teacher said that her high school aged children still played blocks and play dough with her elementary aged child, I immediately went out and purchased blocks and learned to make play dough. B loves to create “creatures” out of these materials and I do too! All you need is a ball of play dough (purchased or made) and a Mr. Potato Head.

Playing with Mr. Potato Head + Dough

B likes to empty the potato of all its pieces before starting his work.  Depending on your child you can take the plastic potato away or leave it out.  I take it away because B likes to store play dough inside.

B unexpectedly smashes the play dough lump.

Once the dough is sufficiently sculpted to his liking he adds eyes, a mouth and a nose.

B asks me to roll a ball, and he puts on shoes, adds arms, eyes and a set of mustache eyebrows.

Ultimately this becomes a game of smash the creature or “where’s the nose?” where he hides pieces in the dough and finds them.

To clean up, B helps by putting all the used Mr. Potato Head pieces into a container of warm soapy water.

What are your favorite Play Dough + ______ combinations?

2 Replies to “Two Ingredient Tuesday: Play Dough and Mr. Potato Head”

  1. My two preschoolers love to play with match of cars and play dough. They stack them, stick them, or make car tracks with them. Other combos they’ve come up with are play dough plus crayons, plus Legos, and plus bottle caps!

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