This post is inspired by B's co-op preschool teacher who put out Mr. Potato Head pieces at the play dough table. When B's preschool teacher said that her high school-aged children still played blocks and play dough with her elementary-aged child, I immediately went out and purchased blocks and learned to make play dough. B loves to create "creatures" out of these materials and I do too! All you need is a ball of play dough (purchased or made) and a Mr. Potato Head.
B likes to empty the potato of all its pieces before starting his work. Depending on your child, you can take the plastic potato away or leave it out. I take it away because B likes to store play dough inside.
Ultimately this becomes a game of smash the creature or "where's the nose?" where he hides pieces in the dough and finds them.