Six Fun Things to Do With Plasticine
Plasticine is a great modelling material for children of all ages! It never dries out, which means it can be used time and again for lots of different projects, and can also be mixed together to make new colours.
To get you started on your modelling journey, here are six fun things to do with children of all ages, perfect for the imminent arrival of the summer holidays!
Imagery and text courtesy of Plasticine
Get to Know your Colours . . .
Combine learning with playtime with this colour mixing activity sheet. Simply print out and mix the colours of Plasticine together to discover what colour you get . . .
How to Make a Boy out of Plasticine Softeez!
- Choose Plasticine Softeez colours for a body, legs, face, hair and shoes.
- Roll a ball for the body, roll the top part of the ball more to make it a thinner shape than the bottom.
- Roll two thin tube shapes for the boys arms and attached them to either side of the thinner part of the body at the top.
- Roll a small tube shape for the boys neck, add this to the top of the body.
- Roll two thicker, longer tube shapes for the boys legs and attached them to the bottom of the body.
- Roll to round shapes for the boys shoes and press them onto the bottom of the legs.
- Roll a circle for his face, place this on top of the body.
- Roll three smaller circles for his ears and nose and add them to the boy’s face.
- Roll two round circles for his eyes and put them on the boy’s face. You can create two little holes for his eyes.
- Roll nine thin, small tubes for the boys hair and place on the top of the face, sticking up as if he has spikey hair.
- You can add extra detail to the boy by using a pencil to add a smile and stripes to his jumper.
How to Make a Cat out of Plasticine!
- Choose one of your Plasticine colours to create your cute little cat
- Roll a ball for the body. Give it an oval shape.
- Roll a smaller ball of the same colour to form the head. Place it on the top of the body.
- Roll four black balls to make his paws! Place them on the bottom of its body.
- Create two small pink triangles to make its ears. Place them on the top of its head.
- Roll out a sausage to create the tail. Make it as long as you want!
- Create two little holes for its eyes and roll a black ball for its nose.
- Don’t forget to create some small strips to make its whiskers.
How to make a girl out of Plasticine Softeez!
- Choose Plasticine Softeez colours for a body, skirt, legs, face, hair and shoes.
- Roll a ball for the body; roll the top part of the ball more to make it a thinner shape than the bottom.
- Roll two thin tube shapes for the girls arms and attached them to either side of the thinner part of the body at the top.
- Roll two small balls and stick together for the girl’s collar, add this to the top of the body.
- Roll a long strip of Plasticine Softeez for the girl’s skirt. Wrap this around the base of the girl’s body.
- Roll two thicker, longer tube shapes for the girls legs and attached them to the bottom of the skirt.
- Roll two round shapes for the girl’s shoes and press them onto the bottom of the legs.
- Roll a circle for her face; place this on top of collar.
- Roll a small circle for her nose and add to the girls face.
- Roll two round circles for her eyes and put them on the girls face. You can create 2 little holes for her eyes.
- Roll six thin long tubes for the girl’s hair and place three on either side of the girls face.
- Roll four smaller thin long tubes and add to the girls face for a fringe.
- You can add extra detail to the girl by making a daisy for her jumper, simply roll five balls in one colour and 1 slightly large ball in another and stick the smaller balls around the larger one. Place this on the front of her body.
Snakes and Ladders Board Game
Simply download and print out this fun snakes and ladders board and create your own snakes, ladders and play pieces from Plasticine to play along.
Plasticine Colouring sheet
If you’re looking to keep the kids amused for an hour or so, this colouring sheet might just be the answer, fill in the monsters using your colouring medium of choice (for example pens, pencils and crayons) and then model your monster creations using Plasticine.