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We are big playdoh fans around here. I’m not one to shy away from a little mess and it keeps the kids entertained for LONG periods of time. All ages like it. BAM! I’m a fan.

I came across this great color wheel activity and knew we had to do it sooner than later. I can’t ever remember doing much with color wheels growing up and I can’t tell you how many times I wish I knew more about it with doing my own making projects. {Another perk of homeschooling…learning things you as the teacher want to learn about. bahhahaha.} So here’s the lowdown on this really fun, simple, and very informative activity.

Grab 3 colors of playdoh. Red, Blue, and Yellow. From there it’s all about mixing them. {Mixing playdoh colors is absolutely hands down FROWNED upon at our house, so getting to mix colors was rather exciting.}

Here’s a link to the lovely and well done Color Wheel Printable.

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It’s really fun to be teaching one thing and have it flow naturally into another thing. Doing our color wheel got us talking about different kinds of art and so we did a picture study.


The picture study then led us into creating our own works of art with paint. It was lovely. We started with something and totally ended in a place I did not anticipate.

Laminated cotton or oil cloth work awesome for us as dropcloths/tablecloths when working with things like playdoh, paints, glitter…anything messy. Laminated cotton and oil cloth come in crazy beautiful designs. I LOVE using them over just plain tablecloths. 🙂

Here’s the playdoh recipe we use.

  • Mix in a saucepan over medium heat…
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup salt

After everything comes together and looks/feels about the consistency of playdoh, you can add things like food coloring, glitter, essential oils…  I love this step. And each person can have their own custom playdoh!

Hope you enjoy a little playdoh fun soon!