St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough

With Tinker’s birthday coming up we’re not quite ready to pull out our St. Patrick’s Day activities yet, but I did find a couple things tucked away from last year’s fun that I thought you would enjoy. Today I’m sharing our St. Patrick’s Day play dough. It’s full of rainbows and gold for your little ones to enjoy.

St. Patrick's Day Play Dough for Kids


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To make our play dough we used the no cook play dough recipe from The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book. We added green icing colors and green glitter to give it a festive touch.

To create the invitation to play set the play dough out with:

  • Glass gems with green and gold tones
  • Pony beads in a rainbow of colors
  • Pom poms in a rainbow of colors
  • Gold coins

St. Patrick's Day Play Dough

All of the kids played with the play dough. Lovey especially enjoyed making rainbows with the pom poms and pony beads. Big Buddy preferred making big piles of gold.

Gold Coins in Play Dough

Are you starting any St. Patrick’s Day activity yet? What do your kids enjoy most?

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Looking for more ideas? Try some of these fun St. Patrick’s Day activities from our archives.

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

And don’t forget to read some great books for St. Patrick’s Day too!

St. Patrick's Day Books for Kids

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  1. This is such a fabulous activity, Shaunna … so inviting! I loved featuring your post and photo in my St. Patrick’s Day Playdough Activities roundup. :)

  2. I love this colorful tray. Thanks for sharing with After school!

  3. I would have never thought to add those sensory items to use with play dough. My kids would have so much fun with that. Thanks for the suggestion. :-)

  4. I love this tray. So pretty!

  5. Beautiful sensory bin. I have my eye on those green coins as well. We already have the gold ones, so the green ones are a must at this point. Great post.


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