Make some rainbows with this easy to set up rainbow play dough activity using our free printable rainbow play dough accessories.
I love rainbows… they just make me happy. I’ll take any excuse to do something rainbow themed, and Sat Patrick’s day seems like a good one to me! So I combined two of our favourite things – rainbows and play dough to come up with this fun rainbow playdough invitation to play.
Making a playdough rainbow is a great for kids to explore colours, learn about the weather, celebrate St Patrick’s day or just have fun with this simple sensory activity.
Our rainbow playdough printables are a fun and easy way to set up an awesome rainbow themed playdough activity.
Rainbow Play Dough Activity.
This fun invitation to make play dough rainbows is so bright and happy, and easy to set up!
Have a hunt through your craft cupboard and around the house to find some fun rainbow coloured items to add to your play dough rainbow tray.
For our rainbow play dough we used:
- Rainbow pom poms
- Mini craft sticks in rainbow colours
- Pony beads in rainbow colours
- Strips of paper in rainbow colours
You could also use pipe cleaners, sequins, straws, gems, white pom poms or cotton wool for clouds, or plastic coins or golden rocks for the gold at the end of the rainbow.
Of course we you will also need play dough in all the colours of the rainbow!
Try this easy microwave playdough recipe for a simple homemade playdough. Make a double batch of plain dough and then separate the into into 7 pieces, adding colour to each piece, and kneading it in.
Free Rainbow Play Dough Printable Accessories.
To make this rainbow playdough activity even more fun, we’ve created some free rainbow playdough printable accessories.
These fun little rainbows, clouds and suns accessories are an easy way to add extra rainbow fun to this playdough activity.
Print the page of rainbow accessories, cut out each item and laminate it. Tape a toothpick, or mini craft stick on the back so you can easuly add them to your rainbow play dough.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
The kids will have loads of fun making rainbows and patterns and bright rainbow worlds with this easy rainbow playdough activity and these fun rainbow playdough printables.
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