Playdough Popsicles Fine Motor Activity

It’s Summer, the temperature is high, kids often ask for an ice cream! Apart from ice cream, they have been asking for last couple days to make them a new batch of homemade playdough. Sadly, during a day, when a temperature has been too high and a sun is burning, they can’t go outside and we are all stuck inside for a play. And we decided to combine two favorites: playdough and popsicle sticks into a fun Summer activity. Playdough Popsicles Fine Motor Activity was a hit with the kids.

Playdough Popsicles Fine Motor Activity



Playdough Popsicles Fine Motor Activity


To make a play dough, we used no cooking recipe:

2 cups of plain flour

1 cup of salt

½ cup of water

1 tbs of oil

food coloring


Since we opted for a no cooking recipe, kids also helped to make a playdough. I placed flour and salt into a bowl, then they had fun stirring. Then I have added a water and oil. And they kept stirring until we got a nice consistency. If it’s still wet or too soft, add a bit more flour. I have splitted the playdough into 4 smaller balls and added food coloring. Then they were all over it and knead until the color was spread nicely throughout the playdough balls.

fine motor playdough play

We went with very simple set up for our popsicle sticks invitation to play. I have added on a tray, along with play dough, plastic gems, popsicle sticks and several original stamps from Playdough set.


ways to play with playdough for the kids

Both of my 7 year old and 3 year old had fun forming popsicle sticks and adding gems to decorate them. Little one needed a little help from older sister to stab playdough on a stick but they played nicely together and assisted each other. Favorite part for both of them was to add gems. Ah, girls and sparkly things! Adding gems was a great fine motor skill practice for younger daughter and she spent lots of time adding and removing them until she was absolutely satisfied with how they were arranged.

pretend play playdough Popsicles


Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. We have fun on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter and would love if you come and join us for a play!


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