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Homemade Play Dough Favors

Creative Birthday Party Favors

Creative Birthday Party Favors


Giving homemade play dough as a gift to a birthday child or as birthday party favors is a great idea. I don’t know of one child who does not like play dough. I even like to play with play dough and I’m way beyond the child stage! Play dough is super easy to make. Add in a few play dough playing accessories and you have a perfect gift or favor.

Let me tell you…..we had about 15 kids at this party. So, that’s 15 X 3 tubs of play dough. 45 tubs of play dough doesn’t sound like much but when you start making it, it can take some time. Luckily it can all be made early!

After making different colors of play dough, I put a nice size ball in each tub and tied 3 tubs of play dough together with a red ribbon which was one of the party colors. On top, I added a rolling pen and a couple of cookie cutters. To insure all the kids had a favor, I added a name tag at the top that we’ll talk about in another post.

Lining all these up did make a nice visual impact. Too bad I didn’t think to take a photo of it at the time to share with you.

Resources: We have a few Playdough Recipes you can choose from.

Photo taken by Amy Hall Photography, Portland, OR.

Unique Gift Wrapping Idea for Kids Gift

Bucket Gift Wrapping Idea

Bucket Gift Wrapping Idea



Do you have a kids party to go to? Summer or winter party, kids always love to get sand buckets. They love the buckets so much that the buckets could be the gift themselves.

If you have a smaller gift, it will fit nicely in the bucket with some tissue and clear cellophane to encompass it all together. Pull up and wrap up with a 1″ ribbon.

Resources: These buckets were bought at Target in the $1 isle. If you shop Target, you know that finding them in the $1 Isle is like finding a needle in a haystack. Just keep your eyes open and buy several at one time.


Photo taken by Amy Hall Photography, Portland, OR.