Playdough activities

email at anytime with queries, feedback, ideas or suggestions
buy a range of playdough resources
about playdough activities website
follow on Twitter for news and updates

Playdough recipes - edible and non-edible
an alphabetical list of playdough activities and ideas
playdough colour themed activity ideas for children's play and adults well-being
Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Our copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to find them arrived this morning yay!! aside from the popcorn & fizzy-lite drinks we'll be enjoying later, this leaf, twig & forest themed playdough activity idea formed from a seemingly never ending desire to promote trees! Forage and gather a collection of sticks and sprigs from a range of different shrubs - garden or hedgerow and use rolled lengths of green playdough as the trunks of your Bowtruckle bodies.
Bowtruckle playdough activity idea

resources for this activity

About Bowtruckles and Wand Woods on

Green playdough recipe or Play-Doh on

Green craft stems and scissors     

Coloured matchsticks and larger sticks  


Wand-Wood trees & Bowtruckle guard

Bowtruckle and wand wood trees printable
Bowtruckle tree guard

Making Bowtruckle puppets

Bowtruckle assembly   

Print the sheet to paper or card.
Cut around the coloured Bowtruckle image in a square and fold the image over along the upper leaf edge so that the solid green section becomes the Bowtruckle's backing.
With a glue stick, secure these two sides together and then cut close to the outline.
Laminate and trim again
Use the pointed end as a spear tip and insert it into rolled lengths of playdough.

The Woodland Trust trees and wildlife  

Buy laminators and pouches on
Mixed wooden matchsticks
Fantastic Beasts and where to find them Hardcover book

Fantastic Beasts DVD search on


  Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating  playdough recipes
 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


 About this website  
 Buy playdough products
 In the playdough tool box  
 Playdough activities by age 

 Benefits of playdough  

Sensory playdough activities

Playdough textures

Copyright notice - designed, written and illustrated by Ruth Grimes