Making Playdoh Aliens

Making Playdoh Aliens

Earlier in the week I set up this ‘invitation to create’ playdoh aliens. We have been enjoying the Aliens Love Underpants set of books so thought we would use that as the basis for our creations.

I got out a couple of tubs of playdoh, some coloured matchsticks, jewels, eyes and pipe cleaners and left them out for the children to play with.

aliens love underpants invitation to play for toddlers and pre-schoolers

I left a copy of one of the books up for the children to look at and Mr D told me which alien he was going to make. He was really quite taken with this activity and the children spent over an hour making their aliens. Miss E wasn’t really into making the aliens as such, she just enjoyed adding the various bits and pieces into the playdoh.

aliens love underpants invitation to play

This is a lovely activity to extend the book with and also good for those fine motor skills. The children both really seem to enjoy playing with play doh and this was no exception. It is interesting for me to see how they’re developing their skills and able to manipulate the play doh more and more without my input.

aliens love underpants invitation to play

We made three aliens (I made one and Mr D made two) and we had a chat about their similarities and differences – their colours, size, number of eyes and type of decoration used. This was good for Miss E to join in with too (despite not making her own alien!)

aliens love underpants invitation to play for toddlers and pre-schoolers

We will be doing this activity again in a few weeks when we do some more Aliens Love Underpants activities. I have been busy gathering ideas on my Pinterest board here so feel free to recommend pins for me.



  1. 20th June 2016 / 20:44

    Lovely activity, Playdough is always so popular.
    I had a foam craft kit that was basically just foam shapes and googly eyes that you stuck together to make aliens.and the boys loved it, you could easy make you own with foam sheets. X

    • 21st June 2016 / 09:13

      I’ll have to try that one – I have a few aliens type activities planned for the coming weeks so will add that in x

  2. 21st June 2016 / 06:43

    What fun!!! My toddler just caught me looking at this and said, “we can do that!” – love it! Thanks!
    – Ayelet from Strength In Words

  3. 21st June 2016 / 16:24

    these are brilliant! we are so making these on Friday- my day off with b! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  4. 22nd June 2016 / 03:39

    Love this so much, I know that T would too I don’t think he’ll ever grow out of playdough! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  5. 27th June 2016 / 19:33

    I’ve just read this to G tonight as we got it from the library at the weekend, what a great activity to go with it. Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. 30th June 2016 / 19:05

    I love this idea and will be trying it with my daughter. She loves playdough and also aliens in underpants.

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