For most of my motherhood experience, I've despised play doh. I don't like cleaning up the messes, I don't like the colors being mixed together, and I don't like having to supervise. So when I was first introduced to themed play doh kits, I was hesitant, but decided it was worth a try. I filled a bin with one color of play doh and some things around the house, and put it out for my kids. After they played independently for a solid hour, I was hooked. The toys in the bin helped guide the play away from just making messes, and with just one color to play with, there was no mixing!
Since that day, I've made kit after kit, and today I'm sharing my favorites! These themed kits will change your mind about play doh, give your kids some good imaginative and sensory play, and allow you a little bit of time for yourself! You can fill any of the kits with things that you have around your house or that can be found at the dollar store! Click here to shop some my favorite inexpensive play doh kit supplies!
Dinosaur Play Doh Kit
The play doh kit that started it all! My kids love making dinosaur islands and sticking the greenery into the play doh like trees, building rock bridges between islands, and cutting lots of dinosaur shapes!
Dinosaur kit supply ideas: dinosaur figurines, rocks, dinosaur cookie cutters, mesh tubing, faux greenery, green vase fillers, a rolling pin, and play doh
Farm Play Doh Kit
Scoop up rocks with tractors, build a ranch with play-doh and animals – so many possibilities!
Farm kit supply ideas: Farm animals, tractors, rocks, farm-themed cookie cutters, toy fences or (tooth picks to make your own!), and play doh
Bug Play Doh Kit
This kit is perfect for the explorers in your life! Make a bug world, and then collect and analyze your finds!
Bug kit supply ideas: Rocks, vase fillers, mesh tubing, faux greenery, toy bugs, mini magnifying glass, rolling pin, bug cookie cutters, bug net, bug jar, and play doh
Pretty Play Doh Kit
I've made a few versions of this kit for my daughter and for birthday presents for some of our little friends, and it's always a huge hit!
Pretty kit supply ideas: Figurines, vase fillers, faux flowers, pipe cleaners, cookie cutters, fairy garden houses, rolling pin, and play doh.
Ocean Play Doh Kit
This is my favorite of all the kits – the treasure chest and shells and fish make it so magical!
Ocean kit supply ideas: Vase fillers, faux greenery, shells, fish figurines, mermaid figurines, cookie cutters, mini treasure chest, gold coins/pieces, pearl strands, and play doh.