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PLAYDOH ROBOTS

Updated: Jul 28


I don’t know about you, but sometimes I make a mad dash for the Playdoh bin to reduce the decibels and restore the peace! There’s something so soothing about this material and it’s our household go-to when things get a little crazy. Ah-hem….we use this material FREQUENTLY.

Take a look at the cutest Playdoh Robots you ever did see (compliments of one rowdy afternoon):



These long limbs….so, so cute!


A kitty robot! With whiskers!


A one-eyed, big-hearted, rusty-limbed cutie <3

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Playdoh

  • Googly eyes

  • Bit and Bobs (washers, nails, screws, beads, wire, etc.)

  • Optional: rolling pin, basic shape cookie cutters

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Using Playdoh, create a head and body for your robot. All styles of creating work here – molding, squishing, rolling, or other!

  2. Add googly eyes to the face.

  3. Use bit and bobs to give your robot a smile, limbs, and – most importantly – personality!

ACTIVITY EXTENSIONS:

  • Use Post-It notes to label the different parts of your robot.

  • Write a description of your robot. What can they do? Where do they live? What qualities make them great?

  • Write a short story and let your robot be the main character!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • How does the Playdoh feel in your hands?

  • How did you decide which materials to use?

  • What is your favourite part of your design?

  • What do you think a robot sounds like?

  • What is a good name for your robot?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • ability to manipulate the Playdoh into different forms and shapes

  • choice of materials

  • unique ideas (e.g. an unexpected number of limbs or other parts!)

These robots are proof that you really can turn a grouchy afternoon around! TRUST ME!

Be sure to tag us on Instagram @theartstadium if you make any Playdoh Robots of your own! We have our pom-poms ready to support your work!


Happy connecting!!!


XOXO,

Lindsay

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