Easter playdough invitation to create

Easter play dough

This is a really simple Easter playdough invitation to create for toddlers and preschoolers. I find that kids love play dough and will usually play with it for quite some time. This is one of many great Easter crafts and activities for kids.  

Two photos of Easter plastic eggs and play dough. Text that reads Easter play dough

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Easter playdough supplies

You will need a few basic supplies to set up this Easter play dough invitation to create.

Obviously, the first thing you need is play dough. You might already have some around or you might choose to make your own or buy a new Easter play dough set.

If you choose to make your own, then I can recommend this recipe that I have made loads of time s – The best no-cook playdough recipe you can make with (or without!) a stand mixer! The texture is exactly as you would expect and it’s a really easy method to follow.

You’ll need some good food colouring to get some really vibrant colours. The supermarket brands don’t really work well. I love Wilton gel food colourings. You can * order them here. 

If you decide to buy an Easter playdough kit you might like * this one from Play-doh.

Easter play dough
Easter play dough

Easter playdough invitation to play

Once you have your play dough ready you just need to add some play dough tools. I kept the tools I added simple but you can add whatever you like. How cute are these * Easter-themed stamps?

I also added an egg-shaped cutter and a chick one. To make Easter play dough I put a collection of Easter-themed loose parts on a tray for her too. These included chicks, Pom poms and plastic eggs.  

Find a cute set of * Easter cookie cutters here.

Easter play dough

When I did this with my 3 year old she loved it. She filled the eggs with chicks and play dough. She also used the cutters to cut out chicks. Playdough houses were also built for chickens and she just generally had lots of fun.  

Easter play dough

I love watching her play and seeing the ideas she comes up with. One thing I have noticed is that she likes to use everything I put out and sometimes will even fetch extra bits too. You can see in these photos how busy her tray became.  

What will your child do with your Easter play dough invitation to play?

Easter play dough

Unique Easter play dough kits

There are so many small companies making gorgeous play dough kits for kids worldwide. I’ve chosen 2 beautiful ones from the UK and 2 from the USA to get you started.

4 Easter play dough kits

1. UK seller – * Easter play dough kit

2. UK seller – The one pictured has sold out but this one is similar * Build an Easter chick kit

3. USA seller – * Easter play dough jar

4. USA seller – * Easter play dough kit

More sensory play ideas for toddlers and preschoolers

More Easter activities for young kids

Find more seasonal activities for kids here.

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18 thoughts on “Easter playdough invitation to create

    • Helena says:

      Time will tell but I think they go through phases. Last year eldest wasn’t keen on play dough and this year she loves it. #bloggerpinparty

  1. Helen aka Welsh Mum Writing says:

    Brilliant and very well timed. Play dough is our sons latest obsession #bloggerpinparty

  2. Malin (Sensational Learning with Penguin) says:

    Oooh I love this! First and foremost it’s playdough, so that’s a winner right there. And then the bright happy colours of all the things in this activity, and the different textures… All brilliant! x

  3. Sara @ Magical Mama Blog says:

    This sounds like a ton of fun! I know my 14 month old would put all of it in her mouth, but I’ll remember this for next year! Thanks for sharing! #bloggerpinparty

  4. Carol Cameleon says:

    Ah we used to have hours of fun with plough dough. We still do occasionally. Our 8 yo has a big tub of it and all the tools and it’s great for imagination! #bloggerpinparty

  5. Mummy and the Mexicans says:

    My daughter loves play dough, this would be a perfect activity for her! I’ve never tried making my own, though. #BloggerPinParty

  6. Helen at Welsh Mum Writing says:

    Great idea! We are obsessed with play dough in our house at the moment. #BloggerPinParty

  7. Sarah | Digital Motherhood says:

    Love this, such a good idea! My daughter is 6 and still loves Play Doh! #BloggerPinParty

  8. Jenny- Rabbit Ideas says:

    What a great activity- My kids would love this too- can’t wait to try it out. 🙂

  9. Rosie says:

    Oh this looks so much fun – we’ll have to give this a try. We don’t often make our own play dough, but the kids love it, so we’ll have to check out the recipe too. x #bloggerpinparty

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