Play-dough is a basic preschool art form that children love. It is also an excellent 3-dimensional construction/art medium that helps develop fine motor skills, use of tools, and encourages tactile experience. The added visual of contrasting colors extends the activity to more visual exploration.
This plan includes an easy recipe for homemade play-dough, and simplifications and extensions for a broader range of skill levels. Can be taught with basic tools on hand, and needs only basic supervision, because the kids get so involved.