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Play-Doh Map of the United States
Johnny, Lily, and I worked together this weekend to make a map of The United States – out of Play-Doh! We were sent a bunch of Play-Doh by Hasbro, who challenged us to make a Play-Doh sculpt that shows our national pride. The kids have been really interested in the layout of the United States ever since our cross-country drive, and Johnny and Lily worked really hard to make this map! They were particularly interested in the states that we drove through on that trip, as well as states where we have lived and where other family members live. Johnny also adores Alaska and Hawai’i, so he was excited to make those states! We tried to get proportions right for our map, but they are far from exact. We used the book Draw the USA as our guide, and that worked pretty well! We mixed colors so that every state got its own shade of Play-Doh, but a couple of our mixes are pretty close! The kids thought it was pretty cool that you could mix a little bit of black Play-Doh in to make a color of Play-Doh darker.
We made a video of the process. I had ambitions of getting a stop-motion style image of every step, but it’s just too chaotic when you are working with a seven-year-old and a six-year-old with a three-year-old helping. This was a BIG project, but we think the end result is pretty cool!
What would you like to sculpt out of Play-Doh with your kids?