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?

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

Want more great play dough ideas and inspiration? I can’t say enough about The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book written by Cathy James of NurtureStore. It has quickly become a handy reference guide for me regarding all things play dough. The book contains:

  • all the recipes you need for the activities in the book including non-cook and cooked play dough, gluten-free dough, salt dough, modelling dough, and real bread.
  • ideas for 52 weeks of loose parts play, in a printable poster format
  • a whole year of play dough activities, arranged seasonally. There’s an idea for every week of the year including sensory and imaginary play, storytelling, art ideas, small worlds, math activities, reading and writing ideas.

homemade play dough recipe 1

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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