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Make a Playdough Picnic Basket for a Teddy Bear Picnic

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Let's Make a Play-Doh Teddy Bear Picnic!

Let's Make a Play-Doh Teddy Bear Picnic!

Wondering What to Make With Your Play-Doh?

Why not make a teddy bear picnic? You can make everything you need for the picnic with playdough, including two teddy bears, a tiny toy guitar, a picnic basket, watermelon slices, two pink frosted cupcakes each topped with a cherry, and two tiny doll-sized yellow dishes.

It's super fun and easy! Just read the rest of this article and watch the how-to video guides below to make each piece of this teddy bear picnic toy set!

4 Steps to Complete Your Teddy Bear Picnic

  1. First, make the picnic basket and the food. Watch the Picnic Basket video below to learn how to make the play dough basket and the food.
  2. Next, make the little brown teddy bear to eat the food at the picnic. Watch the Teddy Bear video to make the dark brown teddy bear.
  3. Third, make the playdough guitar for the teddy bear to play at the picnic. He likes to sing songs and play his guitar. Watch the Play-Doh Guitar video to learn how to make the teddy bear's toy guitar.
  4. Last, make the girl bear to join the teddy bear. She likes to listen to Teddy sing and play his guitar. Watch the Betty Bear video to make the light brown bear with her yellow dress adorned with little pink rose buds.
Gather Supplies Before You Begin

Gather Supplies Before You Begin

Gather Your Supplies

"The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you grow."

Play-Doh ColorsSimple ToolsExtras

dark brown and light brown

toothpicks

gingham checked cloth

black and white

plastic butter knife

back ground grass or forest scene

light green and dark green

flat plastic lid

yellow

tweezers

rose pink

your hands

Step 1: How to Make the Play-Doh Picnic Basket and Food

Supplies for the Picnic Basket and Food

  • light brown Play-Doh
  • red Play-Doh
  • dark green Play-Doh
  • light blue Play-Doh
  • pink Play-Doh
  • yellow Play-Doh
  • light green Play-Doh
  • black Play-Doh
  • toothpicks
  • plastic butter knife
  • plastic lid

Step 2: Make a Play-Doh Teddy Bear

Supplies for the Dark Brown Teddy Bear

  • dark brown Play-Doh
  • light brown Play-Doh
  • black Play-Doh
  • white Play-Doh
  • toothpicks
  • plastic butter knife
  • plastic lid
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Step 3: Make a Play-Doh Guitar

Supplies to Make the Play-Doh Guitar

  • dark brown Play-Doh
  • light brown Play-Doh
  • black Play-Doh
  • white Play-Doh
  • orange Play-Doh
  • toothpicks
  • plastic butter knife
  • plastic lid

Step 4: Make Betty Bear, the Play-Doh Girl Teddy Bear!

Supplies to Make Betty Bear

  • light brown Play-Doh
  • yellow Play-Doh
  • black Play-Doh
  • dark green Play-Doh
  • pink Play-Doh
  • toothpicks
  • plastic butter knife
  • tweezers
  • plastic lid

Tips for Your Teddy Bear Picnic

  1. Make up a story about the two bears: how they met, what they did to get ready for the picnic, what they ate first, etc.
  2. Sing the Teddy Bear Picnic song and any other songs Teddy might play on his guitar.
  3. Search for and listen to guitar music while you play with your play dough picnic.
  4. Use a small square of gingham checkered fabric as a tablecloth picnic blanket.
  5. Find a cool background you can use as grass or a forest, such as a piece of green tissue paper, or a big picture book with a picture of a forest. Set the book behind the bears as a backdrop for their picnic.
Teddy Bear Enjoys A Nice Big Watermelon and A Yummy Pink Frosted Cupcake!

Teddy Bear Enjoys A Nice Big Watermelon and A Yummy Pink Frosted Cupcake!

6 Reasons Playing With Play-Doh Is Good for Kids

  • Playing with Play-Doh is good for toddlers and preschoolers, because the hands on activity provides a tactile experience that helps develop fine motor skills.
  • It fosters creativity as they dream up what to create.
  • Playing with play dough allows toddlers and preschoolers an outlet for self-expression.
  • It also develops patience as the try and try again to work with their hands to make the things they want to make.
  • When they choose what to make, children are developing decision-making skills, too.
  • If something goes wrong with their Play-Doh creation, encourage them to use thinking skills to analyze what went wrong, and ask them what they can do to fix the problem. This will help them develop problem-solving skills.

What If You Run Out of Play-Doh?

Never fear! You can make your own playdough at home with a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand right in your kitchen! If you have flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, oil, and a large cooking pot, then you are ready to make your homemade play dough!

It's quick and easy! It only take about five minutes to turn those ingredients into play dough! Watch the video below to find out how!