First, students pressed the dough into the molds.
Second, carefully remove dough by pulling the corners and letting the dough slowly fall out. This takes patience. Then, let the dough dry for several days.
Finally, students can paint and label the landforms. My students LoVeD this activity.
If their landforms cracked like this one, I told the students it was an earthquake.
- Spray molds with lots of cooking spray to make for easier removal.
- Have parent volunteers work with small groups.
- Make dough ahead of time or have 1 parent in charge of mixing the dough.