For the longest while I stayed away from featuring skeletons in activities for little learners. But you wouldn’t know it by all the posts about them on this blog. That’s because in recent years I’ve seen so many glam skeletons in home décor, inspiring a host of ways to showcase them in fun, non-threatening ways. This glam skeleton playdough tray is my latest bone-filled play invitation. It is an extension of a post I did last week about an elegant skeleton sensory bin.
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Supplies To Gather
The same loose parts used in the skeleton-themed sensory bin work wonderfully in a playdough party tray:
- spider figurines
- pearl beads
- gem leaves
- bead jewelry strands
- crown hair combs
- mini pumpkins
The Glam Skeleton Playdough Tray
This playdough tray can be offered with a basic playdough recipe or one that is colored. Black and white playdough contrast each other in the tray below. There are links to the dough recipes further on in the post.
This next tray features white playdough made with my go-to basic playdough recipe.
Although there’s a whole lotta glam in the sensory tray, an ornate mirror adds just a little more.
The loose parts spark the imagination and children can use them to make unique designs. They make interesting prints in the dough.
Find the recipes for the playdough here:
Black Playdough Recipe (from the blog “Left Brain Craft Brain.”)
This black playdough was featured in my “White Lilacs And Black Playdough” blog post a few months ago. Believe it or not, the playdough is still pliable.
The basic playdough recipe can be made in a big batch to use with a group of children.
Related: Skeleton And Eyeball Waterplay
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