Friday, April 26, 2013

Flower Play-dough Garden

Spring is in the air, so I put together a Springy-Sensory-Creative-Activity for Butterfly!
A Flower Play-dough Garden!

 I needed to whip up some green "garden grass" play-dough for this, I didn't have any Kool-aid for my past Kool-aid play-dough recipe and I didn't have any cream of tartar on hand either that most homemade playdough recipes need, so I found this no cook Play-dough recipe which was quick and easy with simple ingredients.  Voila, green playdough made!

First, we read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, a great story about how a seed carries on to survive and grow into a big beautiful flower!

Then I brought out the prepared supplies for Butterfly.  I had cut out different coloured petals and green leaves, I punched a whole in each of them so they can fit on the green straw stems.  Green pipe cleaners can be used for the flower stems as well.

I set out little round pots (just plastic containers) and some green painter's tape.

We used the tape on the straws to help keep the leaves and petals from sliding off.

Butterfly created different kinds of flowers and put some playdough in the pots to "plant" it.

She worked on this tray activity for awhile just creating and assembling.

We ended up with a garden creation!
Potted flowers with homemade play-dough, coloured paper, and straws!


I saw this cute idea too from Picklebums, it comes with printables if you want to print out flowers and laminate them for a play-dough garden centre.

My Hand-Drawn printable packages for you:
Planting Worksheets and Spring Worksheets.


The awesome Reading Curriculum we are using right now.


  1. ooh the petals and leaves for the straws is such a cool idea!!! Going to try that! Thanks!

  2. I really love this! I was just thinking about using playdough to make flowers but we never did so this just made me so excited to find.

  3. I'm glad it's inspired you both! Thanks! :)

  4. What a lovely idea!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive. We're focused on playdough, gak, gloop (aka stretchy stuff) this week but you can also link up fab old play posts into other topics including science, reading, imaginative play etc Alice@ Mums Make Lists x


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