Friday, August 5, 2011

Googly Eye Galaxy Gobblers - Space Themed Playdough


I combined a couple of playdough extension ideas, for the younger children, tonight.

First off I followed instructions from Fairy Dust Teaching, to make a batch of "galaxy playdough".


Basically, it's just homemade, midnight blue, playdough with loads of glitter, combined with spacey add ins, like plastic glow in the dark stars, or glass marbles, which make lovely planets, or whatever you happen to have on hand.


Then, borrowing an idea from Mama Smiles, I tossed some google eyes out on the table, too.


And, suddenly, the children's creations came to life...


...gobbling up entire galaxies in their path...






...and blasting us off into a cosmos of creativity.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

9 comments:

Joyful Learner said...

This is fantastic and so much fun! We have all the materials so we can do this!

Phyllis said...

I have that galaxy playdoh on my list of things to do. The googly eyed creatures are cute.

Wonder Mom said...

You could TOTALLY turn the kiddos' pictures into a space adventure story book...

Debbie said...

This looks like so much fun. Your description truly brings it to life.

Christy said...

I think my kids will really enjoy this play dough!

Ticia said...

My kids love to add things into their playdoh like that. Googly eyes would be wildly popular.

Raising a Happy Child said...

So neat! I love multi-eyed creatures!

Deanna said...

i just made play dough today - but pink was the requested color. going to make black with glitter tomorrow. Was the glitter . . rough . . on the littles' hands?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Deanna - No, you really can't feel it in the play dough.