Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our easy homemade playdough recipe and playdough activities.  Kids love hands-on play and it works magically with young leprechauns.  Add this shamrock playdough recipe to your repertoire of sensory recipes this season, and you are sure to have something fun to whip up this St Patricks Day! 

HOW TO MAKE SHAMROCK PLAYDOUGH

HANDS-ON LEARNING WITH SHAMROCK PLAYDOUGH

Playdough makes an excellent addition to your preschool activities. Even create a busy box from a ball of homemade shamrock playdough, a small rolling pin, gold coins and more!

Expand the playtime with St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities:

  • Turn playdough into a counting activity and add dice! Roll and place the correct amount of buttons on the playdough shamrocks!
  • Make it a game and the first one to 20, wins!
  • Sort items by color or create patterns!

INVITATION TO PLAY 

Inexpensive party platters make the best trays for a playdough activity! They are perfect for little hands and really spark creativity. Each holiday, season, or special day comes with fun novelty items and colors.

Definitely make sure to stop by the dollar store!

PLAYDOUGH ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:

  • Gold Coins
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Pompoms
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Gems
  • And so much more!

SHAMROCK PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

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Remember, this St. Patrick’s Day playdough is NOT edible, but it is taste-safe!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Green food coloring

HOW TO MAKE SHAMROCK PLAYDOUGH

STEP 1:   Add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar to a medium mixing bowl and mix well.  Set aside.

STEP 2:    Add the water and vegetable oil to a medium saucepan. Heat until boiling and then remove from the stove top.

STEP 3:  Add a few drops of green food coloring to the liquid.

STEP 4:  Then add the flour mixture to the hot water and stir continuously until a stiff ball of dough forms.

STEP 5: Remove the dough from the pan. Once cool knead your playdough until it is soft and pliable.  

MORE FUN WITH PLAYDOUGH

MAKE HOMEMADE SHAMROCK PLAYDOUGH THIS SPRING

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