Grab some playdough and make some people with these free printable people play dough mats. There are bodies and faces to print, make and decorate.
My kids used to have a ‘fashion model’ colouring book filled with blank bodies that you could draw on, adding clothes, hair and make-up. It was lots of fun, and gave me the idea of making something similar for play dough, something that could be re-used over and over.
These people play dough mats are such a simple idea, but they are so much fun and inspire so much creativity!
Little ones will love making silly faces and decorating the bodies, and older kids will love adding all kinds of creative details to their playdough people.
Making playdough people and faces is a great activity for an ‘All about me’ theme, or just a fun activity that focuses on getting to know yourself.
My middle child loved making someone who looked “just like me”, choosing the palest skin tone (he is very fair!) and double checking that his eyes were in fact blue.
These play dough mats also offer lots of opportunities to learn about body parts, clothes, and the ways people are the same as well as different. Making play dough faces is also a great way to explore ideas around feelings and emotions.
It’s also just a lot of fun to choose a body or a face and then get crazy with play dough and accessories! Get creative and design some clothes, shoes or elaborate accessories. Or even turn your person into a monster!
Add a few loose parts and play dough accessories to make it even more creative and fun.
We used :
- googly eyes
- glass gems
- pony beads
- pipe cleaners
- rolling pins
- plastic knives
You could also use :
- fabric scraps
- a garlic press (for cool hair!)
- cut up straws
- cookie cutters
Download the Free Printable People Playdough Mats.
These people play dough mats comes in two sets – bodies and faces. There are four skin tones in each set and all you need to do is print them, laminate (or use a dry erase pocket – affiliate link) and you are ready to create.
You can download the people play dough mats here.
And the faces play dough mats here.
These printables are A4 sized pdf files, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open them. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
We’d love to see what you create with these people play dough mats.
If you share a photo of your people playdough creations on instagram I’d love it if you’d tag me (@picklebums) so I can check it out!
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