Homemade Play Dough Party Favors

Homemade Play Dough

Those mini yellow tubs of Play-Doh are a great alternative to candy at Kids Parties. Most schools now have a strict no- nuts policy, and some are even adoping a no sugar/junk food policy. This makes for a lot of unsharpened pencils, colorful erasers and piles of stickers. I don’t know many pre-schoolers who use erasers or even pencils, for that matter. So it’s always nice to have new, fun ideas for unique party favors. These are way prettier than the yellow tubs of commercial Play-Doh, and they are easily personalized with tags or cards attatched to them. If you’ve never made play dough before, it’s so incredibly easy and takes less than 30 minutes. Unique Party Favors for Kids

 

Homemade Play Dough Gifts

These homemade Play Dough Party Favors are much prettier than the yellow tubs.

There are entire website’s dedicated to play dough recipes, but I just stick with the basic:

Homemade Play Dough

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 cup water

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

Food Coloring ( I heard there is a natural food coloring set at Whole Foods or you could even try experimenting with fruit juices like carrot, beet and grape.)

Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool.

Knead the dough for a few minutes and divide into sections. Add food coloring, a little at a time and knead until mixed.

I put balls of play dough in little plastic storage containers that I found at a craft store. Tie on some pretty ribbon or tags and you have a unique, crafty paty favor that both the kids and parents will actually appreciate! These could also be used as a fun favor at baby showers.

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