This activity is enjoyed a great deal by my students. I give them the option of working alone or with another person. Materials I provide are four small tubs of dollar store playdoh. (These come in 8 packs for $1.00 through Dollar Tree). I provide 8 toothpicks and 8 labels. The rest is self explanatory on the instructions.
This is a great wrap up project after learning about the different parts of and functions of the brain. Students will have already been taking notes and diagramming the parts of the brain, so they will have notes to refer to while building their brains. A great resource for teaching about the parts of the brain can be found at http://teachhealthk-12.uthscsa.edu/activity/activity-1a-piece-your-mind-brain-anatomy.