Play dough angels
At this busy time of the year it’s great to have a sensory play idea on hand when giddy children need some relaxing play to bring a little calm amongst all the exciting festive fun.
My own little angels have been making play dough angels this week.
It’s a lovely Christmas play idea to try, and you only need three ingredients.
We usually do our play dough play on the kitchen table but recently I’ve been setting it out on a plastic table cloth on the floor. The children seem to like the extra space this gives them, and they lie down and chill out while they play.
For the angel idea I set out:
:: yellow play dough (made using my favourite play dough recipe)
:: gold and silver sequins
:: foil shapes. (The pound store being a great place to get the last two items.)
Adding in some festive Christmas music is fun too – maybe ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!’, so you can sing as you play.
I though the doilies would make nice wings, but the kids had other ideas. Here’s B’s angel – and isn’t she pretty?
The sequins and doilies add in some extra sensory elements, bringing shine and texture to contrast with the smooth dough.
And here’s L’s little angel with her sweet smile!