Easy playdough recipe that is highly sculptable for a Pokemon Challenge

Homemade Easy Playdough Recipe with Pokemon Inspired Activity

Have you tried making your own playdough? It’s a great way to save money, plus teach kids how the items they love are made. Just like kitchen science, making their own play and sensory items like slime and playdough teaches valuable lessons. Plus, it is so easy and the homemade playdough has a wonderful texture, is easy to make and is highly moldable. Perfect for a fun challenge!. This week was all about embracing our love of Pokemon with our playdough. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make some Pokemon playdough!

POKEMON INSPIRED ACTIVITY WITH DIY PLAY DOUGH

Easy playdough recipe that is highly sculptable for a Pokemon Challenge

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I love taking old favourites and finding new ways to get my older kids playing, enjoying and having fun. Play dough may seem like a little kid activity, but with a bit of ingenuity you can get older kids giggling, exploring, and having fun with play dough too!

We did it last month with a Sunflower Playdough STEAM challenge. This time we are doing it with a Pokemon Challenge. Whether your kids are into the cards, shows or Pokemon Go, they will love this activity!

Personally I have gotten really into Wizards Unite, the new Harry Potter inspired game by the creators of Pokemon Go. I love to swish and flick my way through my walks! Plus my love of all things Wizarding and Harry is well known! But my kids, they still love their Pokemon Go.

Super Easy Highly Moldable Play Dough Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Red gel food color
Black gel food color
Yellow gel food color
White gel food color (optional)
Mini playdough rolling pin
Large circle-shaped cookie cutter
Large bunny face cookie cutter
Plastic knife

Cream of Tartar (2 lb.) by Pure Organic Ingredients, Eco-Friendly Packaging, All-Natural, Non-GMO, Kosher, for Baking, Cleaning, DIY Bathbombs, MoreAmeriColor Super Red Soft Gel Paste, .75ozAmericolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color, Electric YellowAmericolor Gel Paste Food Color, Super Black-0.75 OZFood Coloring AmeriColor - Bright White Soft Gel Paste, .75 OunceWilton Comfort Grip Round Cookie CutterAnn Clark Cookie Cutters Bunny Face Cookie Cutter by Flour Box Bakery, 4Mini Rolling Pin, 2 Pack Kids Size Wooden Handle Rolling Pin Non-Stick Silicone Rolling Pins for Home Kitchen Children Cake 9 Inch by Koogel

 

DIRECTIONS

Add the flour, salt and cream of tartar to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to mix well. Set aside.

Add the water and vegetable oil to a medium sauce pan. Heat until boiling and then from stove top.

Add the flour mixture to the hot water and stir continuously until a stiff ball of dough forms. Remove the dough from pan and place on your work-center. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Knead dough until soft and pliable (about 5 minutes). Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.

Now it’s time to colour the playdough!

Place the 4 pieces of dough on your work center and flatten a bit with the inside of your palm. Apply food coloring to the middle of each piece: red, black, yellow and white. If you do not have white food coloring, just leave the dough as is.

Fold each piece of dough over to cover the food coloring and begin to knead. You will want to knead the dough until the color is completely distributed. For less messy hands, you can place each piece of dough in a Ziploc bag and knead it while it is in the bag or use disposable gloves like we do when making bath bombs. Add additional food coloring, if needed, until you achieve your desired colors.


See The Playdough Challenge Step By Step in our Video


POKEMON PLAY DOUGH CHALLENGE

HOW TO MAKE A PLAYDOUGH POKEBALL

Roll out the red and white playdough with a mini rolling pin (or use the palm of your hand to flatten).

Use the circle-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a large circle from the red, white and black playdoughs.

Cut each circle in half, horizontally. Take the top half of the red circle and the bottom half of the white circle and gently place together to make a large circle.

Make another horizontal cut in the black playdough (about 1/4” below the top cut) and place the strip right across the pokeball, where the red and white playdough halves meet. Cut out another 1/4” strip of black playdough and set aside.

Pinch off a grape-size piece from the remaining white playdough and roll into a ball. Take the extra strip of black playdough and wrap it around the white ball (pinch off any excess black playdough). Place directly in the middle of the pokeball (on the horizontal black strip).

ENJOY!!

HOW TO MAKE A PLAYDOUGH PIKACHU

Use a mini rolling pin (or palm of your hand) to roll out the yellow playdough.

With a bunny face cookie cutter or plastic knife, cut out the shape of pikachu’s face. If you use the cookie cutter, push the ears a bit outward (see pic).

To make the ears, use the black playdough to shape 2 triangle pieces and place at the top of each ear.

To make the eyes, pull apart 2 grape-size pieces from the black playdough. Roll into balls and then slightly flatten and place on Pikachu’s face. Pinch off 2 pea size pieces from the white playdough and roll into balls. Place each white ball in the middle of each eye for the pupils.

For the mouth, roll a small piece of black playdough back and forth between your hands until it thins out into the shape of a mouth. Place on Pikachu’s face. Roll a grape-size piece of red playdough into a ball and then flatten it out to the shape of a tongue. Place underneath the mouth.

Roll 2 marble-size pieces of red playdough into balls and place on each side of the face for Pikachu’s face. And that’s it….ENJOY!!

What other characters can your kids create? Foster that creativity!

Pokemon Playdough with easy homemade recipe

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Easy Playdough Recipe

Easy playdough recipe with vibrant colour and highly moldable for sculpting challenges

Supplies

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • red, black, yellow and white gel food colour

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, salt and cream of tartar to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to mix well. Set aside.

  2. Add the water and vegetable oil to a medium sauce pan. Heat until boiling and then from stove top.

  3. Add the flour mixture to the hot water and stir continuously until a stiff ball of dough forms. Remove the dough from pan and place on your work-center. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Knead dough until soft and pliable (about 5 minutes). Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.

  5. Place the 4 pieces of dough on your work center and flatten a bit with the inside of your palm. Apply food coloring to the middle of each piece: red, black, yellow and white.

  6. Fold each piece of dough over to cover the food coloring and begin to knead. You will want to knead the dough until the color is completely distributed. For less messy hands, you can place each piece of dough in a Ziploc bag and knead it while it is in the bag or use disposable gloves.

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