Next, she brought in some holiday-themed Pla-Dough from Target to have him create pinch pots. I had encouraged her to only bring in recycled items or to use materials from my stash, but she shelled out her own money and splurged. The student was very engaged with these fun "eggs" in animal shapes.
After the session Dana and I discussed how to make the activity more challenging for the student, to promote better finger stability and coordination. We agreed that using a more resistive material, such as scented salt dough, would work well, and would also be an inexpensive material to use for a home program.
2 parts flour (not self rising)
1 part table salt
1 part water
few drops food extract (such as peppermint) or a Tablespoon of seasoning (cinnamon, ground cloves)
Food allergies and sensitivities need to be noted and avoided.
For more ideas: Dough_It_Yourself_Handbook.pdf