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Playdoh Masks


We decided there has to be space in the mask world for NON-COVID-RELATED MASKS and October is the perfect time to fill it up! With Halloween at the end of the month, these Playdoh masks are the perfect creative activity!




WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Playdoh

  • plastic sleeve

  • portrait of child

  • printer

*** If you don’t have a printer at home or if you have kiddos that are camera shy, you can use a colouring page featuring their favourite character instead!


HOW TO MAKE:

  1. If you don’t have one already (very unlikely!), take a photo of your kiddo’s smiling face

  2. Print the photo, full-size. Before doing this, I used a B&W filter to save our colour ink

  3. Slide your photo into a plastic sleeve.

  4. Use Playdoh to create a mask! The beauty of using the plastic sleeve is that this activity can be repeated multiple times AND the photo can be re-purposed for another art activity later on!

ACTIVITY EXTENSION:

  • Enjoy this activity with a friend (even if that means a virtual playdate!) Challenge each other to create different masks (e.g. a lion, a dragon, a princess, etc.)

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • What do you want to be for Halloween this year?

  • What will you need for your Halloween costume?

  • What is your favourite part of Halloween?

  • How can we stay safe while trick or treating?

  • How can we reuse these photos for a new art activity?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • various techniques used to create masks (rolling, cutting, pushing, molding, etc.)

  • using fine motor skills to manipulate the Playdoh

  • engaging in a sensory experience or quiet play

  • making creative decisions independently

  • showing confidence in creative choices

We really love the burst of colour in this artwork! Printing the photo in black and white really helped make the Playdoh pop!

Happy crafting & happy connecting, sweet friends!


XOXO,

Lindsay

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