The Best Easter Playdough Gift

Easter Play Dough Packs with Play dough tools. Text The Best DIY Easter Playdough gift


If you are looking for some chocolate free Easter basket ideas look no further. Here is an awesome Easter playdough gift idea that will keep the kids super happy without the sugar-rush of Easter. You can DIY it as it’s so easy to make. This is a great cost-effective gift that will continue to bring joy to your kids long after the chocolate frenzy of Easter has passed.

(This post probably contains affiliate links. See the disclosure policy for more information. You can find the disclosure policy here.)


I used to create these Easter Play Dough packs in my (now-closed) Etsy shop and they were so popular. They don’t take too long to make and they are a great addition to add to your Easter basket gifts for your kids. Even the Easter Bunny has been known to bring play dough.

The only reason I don’t make them anymore is that the postage was super expensive (in Australia) to send them around the country. Sometimes it nearly cost more than the product itself. Play dough is heavy especially when you make big bulk amounts. So why not make your own? It’s great to be able to give your kids a big bulk lot of play dough so that you don’t tear your hair out when they start to mix the colours together!

Without any further ado, here is a great way to make a super fun play dough pack at home for your kids for Easter. It’s budget friendly and looks like an amazing gift. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Easter Bunny Playdough pack with play dough tools.
Easter Playdough is the best! Grab some great play dough tools and the kids will love it in their Easter basket.


Firstly, you’ll need your favorite play dough recipe. Or I have an all natural play dough recipe here for you if you’d like to try mine. It’s super fast, not much stirring required and you don’t even need to do it on the stove.

It’s easy to make a few batches at once without washing the bowl too much. For instance, you can make a yellow batch, then a red one before needing to wash the bowl. You probably do need to wash it after that so that your blue play dough is not a murky color. Or alternatively, you might prefer to knead the coloring in yourself afterward. It’s possible to make a HUGE batch of plain white play dough and divide it into thirds and put the coloring in separately.

Once the play dough has been made and has cooled down I put it into plastic zip-lock sandwich bags that you can buy at the grocery store. If you flatten the play dough out you can stack them once you’ve made them.

4 colors of homemade playdough stacked.
So much more play dough here than in the little store bought tubs!

It’s totally up to you if you want to put an Easter sticker on them or not. If you do want to add an Easter sticker or two head over to the Avery website. You can find some awesome round labels and you can print them at home using Avery’s fantastic online ‘Design and Print’ program. If you live in the US click here for the Avery website. If you’re in Australia click here for the Avery website.

Or alternatively you might prefer to wrap them up. I have even wrapped mine in baking paper with a ribbon tied around them and pop them in a box with a packet of play dough tools. You can wrap those too for extra effect!

Additionally, if you’d prefer you can add some other Easter items in the box too like some plastic Easter eggs and some colorful shredded tissue paper similar to what I’ve done below.

Easter Playdough gift pack in box
Pop them all in the box for one awesome Easter gift idea

Here’s some of the little plastic animals that I found to put inside the plastic Easter eggs. I found some of them at the local dollar shop or variety store but Oriental Trading also has a great variety if you wanted to order online.

Plastic animals and toys in colourful plastic Easter eggs for kids
Animals, creepy crawlies, baby chicks, aliens, dinosaurs, robots, sea creatures, stamps, rings – so many cute things you can pop into an Easter egg.

I hope you enjoy making this and that your little ones love receiving it. I’d love to hear if you had any other ideas of other goodies to add to the Easter playdough gift. Apart from chocolate of course.  Wishing you a beautiful Easter.

Related Posts: Homemade Playdough Gift Ideas

Please pin this for later…or so you remember for next Easter!

Easter playdough with text The Best DIY Easter Playdough gift and it doesn't involve chocolate.


Leave a Comment