Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Play Dough Party Favors

today's idea: play dough party favors

what you need:

* small rubbermaid square containers
* small cookie cutters
* ribbon
* play dough (recipe below)
* play dough recipe print out

step one: download + print out play dough recipe cards.
step two: cut out cards and punch holes on both sides (or just one hole in a top corner)
step three: make a few batches of the play dough, adding food coloring to match your party colors.


2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons oil
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
food coloring

mix together.
cook over medium heat until it pulls apart from pan.
knead until smooth.

step four: fill containers two-thirds full with play dough.
step five: string the ribbon through recipe cards and cookie cutter and then wrap around container.
step six: hand out to your party guests... as they are heading out the door. ;) 


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [01 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. So glad to see your great ideas right now. My kids' bday parties are coming up and I'm trying to think of alternatives to the usual goodie bags. Something "greener" and more fun!

  3. This is such a great idea.. it could be used for anything... I love it...

  4. Two decades ago I made this playdough for my children in every shade in the rainbow. Oh, the fun memories...

  5. I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your blog. I can't remember how I stumbled onto it, but I'm so happy I did. I have a link on my blog and tell everyone about it. Maybe I shouldn't though so everyone will think how clever I am!! Thanks again.

  6. OMG! THis is a great idea and you have no idea the great timing! Thank you!

  7. Just an idea to add. You can use unsweetened kool-aid to the dough for color and then it smells good too!

  8. super cute and your photos are lovely

  9. I love your blog! Such great ideas! My family used to make the homemade playdough - but instead of food coloring you add Cool Aide and then it smells good too. Then we would play play dough pictionary...very fun!


  10. All of a sudden I wish my boys were 3 & 6 (instead of 14 & 17) so I could make these as party favours :)

  11. This is a fabulous favor! I will have to include this in my Friday Finds post this week!


  12. What a great idea! We did homemade play dough as valentines one year...included the recipe and molded the playdough into hearts and put it in a little bag...but I love the little container idea! I think I'll use this idea for my twins' next bday!

  13. OMG that is adorable!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    I just love your blog :)


  14. Homemade playdough is the best! I used it as a favor for my 2 year olds party...it was a huge hit! I used kool-aid to color and it smelled amamzing! Even the adults without kids wanted some, to re-live their childhoods :)

    PS just discovered your blog and I'm lovin it!

  15. Love this! I love your blog. So many fabulous ideas! I am so glad you guys shared on HowDoesShe!

  16. I have used this idea in my daughters 2nd birthday and everyone loved it...thanks for sharing
    Here is the link to the way I used this fantastic idea

  17. I love this idea!!! Wanting to make playdough for my son's pre-k party but have several children (and parents) with many allergies - including gluten. Do you think this recipe will work with rice flour and Koolaid??

  18. Hi Alana... I'm not sure if the rice flour would work or not. Maybe try it with a small batch to see how it holds up.