The boys have been really into playdough lately, so I decided to create a St. Patty’s Day playdough station for them! Who knew that making your own playdough was actually pretty easy!? Along with the playdough, I gathered some fun items with all different textures that they could decorate it with. I chose lots of green and gold to make it really festive! This activity could be done easily for any holiday by changing the color scheme.
- Mix 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl. Stir until you get a playdough consistency. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. If it’s too dry, add more water.
- Once you have the desired consistency, add 15-20 drops of food dye to give it color. I used green because it fit my theme, but you could obviously use any color!
- Let the playdough dry for at least 30 minutes on a piece of parchment paper.
- Get ready for some fun. Your playdough is ready!
Materials for Tray:
To set up this activity after the playdough was done, I used a tray from the Dollar Tree. (I linked a similar one above.) I love how inviting it is to see all of the different materials on display. It makes it really easy for kids to decide what they want to use and to try all of the different textures. For the tray, I included pipe cleaners, pompoms, stickers, and sequins. The boys also used a rolling pin to flatten out their dough. I gave each boy their own mini tray for their own separate play. At our house, it is best to give each boy their own area to work. Lucky for me, I use those trays for everything!
The boys loved designing the playdough and I loved all of the skills they were using to do it! Not to mention all of the creativity behind their design. I can’t wait to set up an Easter playdough station next!
What are you doing to celebrate St. Patty’s Day?