She started to knead and squash it and I gave her a small bowl full of whole cloves to push into it to add more of a wonderfully Christmassy aroma. She loved making little holes with her fingers and dropping the cloves into them, then digging through to find them again.
I saved some of the fresh batch before the
hordes descended my friends’ lovely toddlers came over to play and decided we could give it to a friend’s baby for her first birthday coming up very soon. I found a small preserving jar and a new butterfly cookie cutter to go inside with the play dough.
I punched a circle from a scallop punch and wrote her name on the top to personalise the jar, then wrote out the simple play dough recipe on a luggage label and tied it all up with some ribbon.
The label went inside with the dough and the cutter. All finished in just 10 minutes and a nice change from the usual toys.
This is the same idea as the take home gifts that Cakie had at her 2nd butterfly themed party this summer.