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Birthday Playdough {Recipe + Play Ideas}

Birthday Playdough {Recipe + Play Ideas}

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Make this birthday-themed playdough kit today! We’ve included our easy playdough recipe and fun add-ins.

It’s party time! We love creating themed playdough kits and our latest is perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or just because!

This birthday playdough would also make a great gift for the birthday kid or even as a fun birthday party activity. For the full recipe, as well as fun play ideas, please continue reading below.

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What You’ll Need

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What to Do

  • Making the Playdough

Begin by making a batch or two (we typically make one batch per child) of our one-pot playdough. This is our tried and true recipe that is super easy to make. After you’ve made your playdough, allow it to cool for a few minutes, and then carefully plop it onto a sheet of parchment paper. While it cools, you can take out your additional supplies needed for this birthday playdough and place them in your divided tray.

How to make playdough - sharing the family recipe for playdough at @theartkit

Once your playdough has cooled enough to handle, simply make a bit of an indentation in your playdough, add some food coloring in the middle of your playdough, and fold your playdough over and over until the coloring has been incorporated.

We typically wear disposable gloves while coloring playdough, just to keep our hands from coming out rainbow-colored, but if you don’t have any on hand, you could always place the playdough (along with the food coloring that you’ve just added) on a piece of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap as a sort of shield while you fold the food coloring into the playdough.

Related: Playdough cupcakes

  • Birthday Playdough Playtime!

Once your playdough has been colored, place it into your divided tray, along with the other materials, and invite your child to play. This was such a fun playdough theme!

Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog

Related: Bubble bee playdough activity

The girls had such a blast making birthday playdough treats. Miss 7 made all sorts of yummy playdough desserts, including a Swiss roll and layered cakes.

Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog
Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog

Miss 4 had fun making birthday playdough cakes as well and even Miss 18 months had fun pressing sequins and party hats into the playdough. When I took the camera out, she even held still so I could take pictures of her working on her creations. Apparently she’s been watching her big sisters. 🙂

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Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog

Miss 7 and I worked on making swirled birthday cupcakes too.

Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog
Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog

Related: Vanilla playdough recipe

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Birthday playdough activity party play dough ideas invitation to play create the art kit blog

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