We’ve been mixing two of our favourite things this week: playdough and art. My girls love to make and create, especially if they can make something to play with too. Here’s their winter woodland with a forest of Christmas trees.
We originally made the trees to decorate our Christmas tree and the girls spent two weeks gazing at the cake, waiting for it all to be eaten so they could get their hands on the trees to play with!
To make the trees we cut out lots of triangles from white card. Then we had a treasure hunt through our drawing box to collect together all the green pens, pencils and crayons we could find. The girls set to work adding colour and patterns to make the trees – with no two exactly alike. A cocktail stick fastened on the back made the trunk and gave a spike to stick first into the icing and later into the playdough.
How to make snow playdough
We used our favourite no cook recipe for the snow playdough. For extra white dough you can use cornflour instead of plain flour, and a whole heap of silver glitter adds to the frosty effect.
Once you’ve made your winter forest you might like to make some playdough snowmen too.
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