Lego Sculptures with Play Doh

This post originally appeared on January 25, 2012. 

Are you loving Lego week????   We are and it is only going to get better…

A few days ago we had a really fun day of rain that ended up more of a Lego day than a rainy one!  We sat on the front porch and played all morning.

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Our first project was this one…

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Lego Sculptures with Play Doh

We took a Lego Garden that Big M created last week and the set of Play-Doh that they were given for Christmas out to the front porch. My plan was to use the Lego Garden as inspiration for a Play-Doh sculpture.  This idea is a twist on At Home With Ali’s Making a Puppy Sculpture.

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We started out talking about the foundation.  Shape, size, color… we also talked about how they would represent the Lego structure.  Would they try to copy it exactly or add their own ideas?  Of course they both opted to change them up a bit.  Creative kids! 😉

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There was a lot of observing.

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and laughing…

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lots of laughing.

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 Big M’s Play-Doh representation of his Lego Garden.

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 Little M’s Play-Doh representation of her brother’s Lego Garden.

Lego Scultpures with Play doh

Now what am I going to do with all of this left over goodness?

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  1. Another fantastic idea! The thought of generalizing an idea or concept from one material to the next is HUGE! Taking the idea or image of something, holding it in your mind and then re-creating it, is such a big activity for young learners. AND…there are so many compare and contrasting opportunities. This activity is smart, smart, smart!

  2. Jillian (one of my favorite names, by the way,….if we had ever had a girl. We have 4 boys!),
    Anyway, I just found your blog today and am so thankful. I am in love with your Lego Party. My boys are almost 2, 4, 6 and 8. They LOVE Legos and I am always on the lookout for ways to make our homeschooling adventures more fun, incorporating play and imagination into everything we do. We’re really big on themes and unit studies…so thank you so much for posting all of these wonderfully imaginative ideas. Great pictures and your kids did a fantastic job too. Can’t wait to start our own Lego Party next week.


  3. Hi Jillian,
    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I’ve thought about getting my boys (aged 4 & 6) to draw their creations but never thought of sculpting them with dough. Will definitely have to try it. Thanks again.

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