I Love PlayMais
It stuck together when moistened with water and stuck to many different surfaces. Made from corn, coloured with food colour! No glue needed!
We could shape, press, stack and roll and it was easily cut with one of her plastic knifes – so it was very safe to work with.
Molly’s first piece was a princess picture. She cut, pulled apart and rolled pieces of Playmais in different colours, pressed them onto a wet sponge and stuck them to the outline drawing. I helped her with the smaller features and drawing the face but was facinated by how engaged she was. I trimmed edges with a scissors to achieve the arm shapes etc – and then wondered where she got her obsessiveness from!!
Top Tip – when you have used all the template pages that come with the PlayMais set just use pages from colouring book, draw around their hands with a marker and get them to fill the shape in, draw big letters and numbers for filling in – great way of making learning fun!!. Older kids can make 3D forms like trees, animals, castles, even volcanoes!! – the options are limitless.
One comment I will make is that the template pages that come with the Playmais sets are very small (A6) which is a little bit of a challenge.
Where to get – I bought the PlayMais set from www.jako-o.com but you can get from Amazon or a whole host of online retailers (Smyths, O’Mahony’s, Art & Hobby Shop don’t stock – I will check with Silkes and post an update)
Playmais is completely biodegradable and therefore eco-friendly.