Have fun and build fine motor skills with a Day of the Dead-themed sensory play activity using a sugar skull play dough mat printable.
Day of the Dead sensory play activity with play dough mat printable
Play dough is a great sensory material that builds finger dexterity and hand strength. Let’s use some to create Day of the Dead skulls.
This article is part of our Day of the Dead activities and crafts resources.
:: sugar skull play dough mat from the Day of the Dead Unit lesson plans
:: laminator (optional)
:: brightly coloured play dough
:: cookie cutters (optional)
Print the sugar skull play dough mat from the Day of the Dead Unit lesson plans onto card. You might like to laminate the sheet for durability.
Set the mat out with colourful play dough and invite your children to create sugar skull designs. You can use the skull design ideas sheet from the Day of the Dead Unit lesson plans to give inspiration.
Start with big eyes and add an upturned-heart nose. You might like to use circle, heart, and flower cookie cutters for these elements.
Decide on your mouth design and roll out a long sausage of play dough to create it.
Use your fingers to create lots of extra circles, teardrops, and other shapes to fill your sugar skull with embellishments. The more, the merrier! All the kneading and moulding of the play dough is a wonderful workout for fine motor skills.
Homemade play dough recipe
Homemade playdough is very easy to make. Try this easy, no-cook play dough recipe
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