This is a great homeroom contest that allows everyone to show their artistic side. Each homeroom is given the recipe for play dough (see below). The class can make as much or as little of the stuff as they require. A theme is declared (Hallowe’en works well) and within each homeroom a play dough piece of art is created. Winners can be selected for various categories and the art can be displayed in classrooms or in a common area of the school. This is a creative activity that anyone can participate in.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water (add colouring to this)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Stir all ingredients together and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the right consistency is achieved. Make sure to store the play dough in an airtight container.