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Easter play dough mat free printable - love this candy alternative for the Easter basket, especially with the included Jell-O play dough recipe.

Easter Play Dough Mats (Free Printables)

With Easter just a few weeks away, it is the perfect time to start thinking about Easter baskets! I usually try to keep the basket pretty simple, stay away from candy and sweets, and instead include art supplies or other creativity-boosting materials. This year, I will be including my daughter’s all time favorite play dough, and a fun play dough mat to go with it.

This took me just about an hour to make (including making the play dough), only cost a few dollars, and will keep her entertained for hours. And the best part is there will be no post-Easter sugar crash from too much chocolate.

Free printables for Easter play dough mats plus a recipe for Jell-O play dough easter eggs.

 To make your own playdough-filled eggs and playdough mat:

  • Make a few batches of different colored play dough using my Jell-O play dough recipe.
  • Roll a small chunk of playdough into a ball and place it into a plastic Egg.

Playdough filled Easter eggs - perfect Easter basket filler! Post also has free printable play dough Easter mats.

  • Print the free Easter egg playdough mats on plain white paper or cardstock.
  • Either laminate the playdough mats or place them into page protectors.
  • Put the playdough-filled eggs and the playdough mats into your child’s basket.

The playdough mats will keep your little ones entertained for hours!

Easter Egg Playdough Mats - what a fun Easter basket filler! Post also has recipe for super smooth Jell-O play dough.

And the plastic eggs are the perfect way to store the playdough when it is not in use. Just put all of the playdough filled eggs into an egg carton and keep them in the fridge. The playdough will last for weeks this way.

Playdough filled Easter eggs - perfect Easter basket filler! Post also has free play dough mat printables for the Easter basket.

(One batch of playdough will make enough to fill 8 plastic eggs.)

Free printables:  Easter play dough mats

Click here to download your free Easter egg play dough mats.

For more candy-free Easter ideas, check out:

Easter basket ideas

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  4. Silly Putty Easter Carrot
  5. Water Bead Easter Eggs
  6. Books Perfect for the Easter Basket
  7. A Simple Handmade Toy for Baby’s Easter Basket


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Kaley is a photographer who spends her days starting lots of projects and finishing few of them. She lives in San Francisco with her awesomely creative daughter and her amazingly understanding husband.