Last week, we made some homemade playdough for a science project. (Our favorite recipe is here.) The science project was a total flop – we were trying to capture animal tracks by putting out a tray of playdough with some bait (peanuts) in the middle. Our science book suggested using cement in a throw-away baking pan, but we accidentally bought concrete, and it had way too many stones in it to be able to get a flat surface for animal tracks. So we decided to use playdough. And the critters (probably a raccoon) tore up the playdough and left it all over the ground in little strips. Boo.
Anyway, we had fun using the leftover playdough to make interesting imprints!
We tried sea shells and various pasta shapes:
My personal favorite was the star type pattern that our whisk made.
Owen had fun making dinosaur tracks.
A large screw from our tool stash made an interesting print as well.
What do your kids like to use for making imprints in playdough?