I would have liked to get out into the garden today, but it has been rainy and cold here, and the veggie garden is a muddy mess. So we made play dough gardens instead, and I made some fun garden play dough mats.
Instead of being cold and wet outside in the real garden, with a few lumps of play dough, and some accessories, we were soon busy in our play dough garden.
First we planted a few things in pots…
Did you know you can grow play dough carrots in a pot?
Then we planted a few things in a garden bed…
There was even a worm wriggling around under the soil!
And last of all we made some gorgeous leaves sprout on a big tree…
There are sequin blossoms on our tree too, just like the trees in our orchard right now.
We used our lovely soft microwave play dough with our garden play dough mats, and a collection of loose parts and accessories.
I’ve shared some affiliate links below to similar items, but most of these things can be picked up at your local craft or dollar store, or just use whatever you have on hand.
Here are the things we used for our garden play dough mats:
- Sequins (similar to these leaf sequins)
- Straws, cut up
- Plastic gems (similar to these plastic gems )
- Glass pebbles (similar to these glass pebbles)
- Real leaves from the garden
You can make your own play dough garden, just print out the play dough mats and laminate them, or cover them in self adhesive paper. You can also use plastic sheet protectors, or write and wipe pockets.
They also work great with dry erase markers or crayons, or print them in black and white on plain paper and use them as drawing prompts.
What will you grow in your play dough garden?
More Play Dough Mats
When you are finished planting your play dough garden, you might like some of our other free printable play dough mats.