Outer Space Playdough

Outer space play dough recipe for sensory play with space theme.

Space play dough recipe - great sensory play for space theme activities

Outer Space Playdough

Running low on supplies, the only food colouring in the cupboard for our playdough recipe today was: black. Hmm… what could we make with black playdough?

black space play dough

We used our favourite easy no cook playdough recipe and added the black colouring and plenty of glitter.

L said it looked like a planet from outer space – so we searched out some other alien items to play with.
what to use with playdough

Tin foil, silver balls, icing nozzles.

ideas for playdough space theme

Bubble wrap, tin foil and drinking straws.

Playdough is a wonderful play resource all round and today’s play showed how great it is for language play. ‘Look at my playdough Mummy – it’s got a tale to tell.’

easy no cook playdough recipe

‘This alien is called Pooter and she lives on this planet. She is very shy.’

playdough space theme activites

‘This is the king with his tribe.’

easy no cook playdough recipe ideas

‘Pooter likes to rest in the shade of the pooli pooli trees.’

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  1. says

    Oooh your Aliens are too cute – loved the space dough when I first saw it Anna’s – but fabulous how made such cute creatures out of it!

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      That’s great to hear Jenny! Straws are always a bit hit with the kids at creche too. I’ll have to share a picture of the creatures they make.

  2. says

    That is such a fantastic idea! I love how it looks with the different bright colors. They must of had so much fun with this- we will be doing this soon as my oldest son loves everything outerspace. Thank you for sharing this on The Sunday Showcase 😉

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