Shared By Aranui Rest Home And Hospital New Zealand
This engaging and therapeutic activity is excellent for memory care residents and is also suitable for those with vision impairments.
Mix these ingredients together and knead well.
The resulting dough has a slightly grainy texture compared to ordinary playdough.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap when you're not using it, as it tends to dry out quickly and is best when used on the same day.
Begin by rolling the dough into snakes, which is loads of fun.
Once everyone gets the hang of it, make small pots by forming round balls and then using your thumbs and fingers to shape them.
You can also create various heart shapes.
My residents were engaged in this activity for an entire hour, which is quite remarkable, considering they often lose interest quickly.
When the shapes are ready, bake them at 150°C / 300°F for approximately 1½ hours until dry.
After they're cooked and cooled, paint them with acrylic paint to give them a vibrant appearance. They'll look fantastic!