Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Firework playdough

We are coming up to Guy Fawkes night on 5th November. Last year, Mr Exuberance didn't like the sound of the fireworks so this year some preparation is needed.

Making some playdough seemed an idea way of talking about fireworks, and their sounds, whilst having an enjoyable time.

We made black cooked playdough using this recipe. Previously, I had managed to make some grey playdough so I was fairly generous with the black food colouring. Grey playdough is less than inspiring. We added loads of glittery shapes-the playdough seemed to eat the shapes. Maybe they melted but we used the whole of two little bottles. The glitter was designed to represent colourful fireworks against the black (playdough) sky.

We decorated lolly sticks with pipecleaners and strips of shiny paper to represent rockets and pompoms to look like large fireworks in the sky.

We talked about fireworks and loud bangs and how after the bangs there are beautiful colours. It became obvious that using the word "rocket" clouded things as Mr Exuberance thinks of rockets as transport to the moon!
I left the playdough out and over the afternoon, both Mr Exuberance and Miss Belle came and played with the fireworks altering their position and talking about them. Probably worth repeating over the next few weeks.
This is linked to It's playtime and Living Life Intentionally Linky Party.


  1. That is so neat. I have a grand child who would love this. I'm bookmarking. Thank you!

  2. Very fun! Great idea! I would love for you to link up http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties

  3. Thank you, Beth. Would love to link this.

  4. SUPER cute!! I am so doing this. Found you at TGIF Linky Party =-)