How to Make a Rabbit Out of Play-Doh

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How to Make a Rabbit Out of Play-Doh
Making animals out of play-doh is fun and takes just under an hour. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Play-doh is a moulding compound, which consists of flour, salt, cream of tartar, cooking oil and food colouring. You can use it to shape different things including animals and flowers. Making animals with Play-Doh is an activity both interesting and educational for kids. It is great for teaching colours, creativity, developing fine motor skills and increasing attention span.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Picture of a rabbit
  • White and pink play-doh
  • Toothpicks
  • Black pen or marker
  • Oven
  • Polymer sealant

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  1. 1

    Separate the play-doh into pieces for different body parts and roll them into balls. The biggest parts will be the body and the head. The ears, the tail, the front and back feet will be smaller; and the two smallest parts will go for cheeks, mouth and nose. Use pink play-doh for mouth and nose, white for everything else.

  2. 2

    Mold the body and the head separately.

  3. 3

    Mold a piece of pink play-doh into a triangle for the nose and attach it to the head.

  4. 4

    Shape the other piece of pink play-doh into two small lines for the mouth and attach them to the head.

  5. 5

    Add two small pieces of white play-doh for the cheeks.

  6. 6

    Shape long floppy ears and stick them to the head.

  7. 7

    Use a piece of a toothpick to fasten the head to the body.

  8. 8

    Roll and shape the tail, front and back feet and attach them to the body.

  9. 9

    Mark eyes with a black pen or marker.

  10. 10

    Mark the whisker holes using a toothpick.

  11. 11

    Shape the teeth in between the lips using a toothpick.

  12. 12

    Put the finished rabbit into the oven for 20 minutes at 135 degrees C.

  13. 13

    Take it out and let it cool.

  14. 14

    Cover the rabbit with a polymer sealant and let it dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a rabbit-shaped cookie cutter if you want to make a two-dimensional animal.

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