Play dough sensory invitation to create molded cookie-cutters leaves is a perfect Autumn-inspired craft for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners.
Who said that cookie-cutters are just for baking? How about creating an Autumn-Inspired Cookie-Cutters Play Dough Craft with treasures you can find during nature walks? Think of collecting leaves, pine cones, and acorns. And, add some corn kernels for an additional fine motor twist!
We are using natural play dough, but you can also make one yourself! See the PDF under the downloads.
- play dough of your choice
- nature finds
- rolling pins
- other play dough tools
Tonging corn kernels is a great exercise to develop fine-motor control.
Offer your child a pine cone to make prints in play dough.
Autumn-Inspired Cookie-Cutters Play Dough Craft is a fun way to explore textures, refine fine-motor control and express creativity!
You can also offer corn kernels to make a design on the leaf, like a margin.
Children then enjoyed making leaves by layering play dough and drawing midribs and veins. This nature-inspired craft was a true nature-inspired invitation to create!
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The sky is the limit as to ways your little one might choose what to create with play dough! You can add natural scents using fruit tea or essential oil added to the dough. You can offer to hide items inside play dough and then reveal the finds! Most importantly, let them have FUN while they play creatively!
Julia decided to make a “Happy Fall” card utilizing all the play-dough leaves she made.
Adrian made a card too.