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.
What a great little homemade gift! Love that you added sparkle to it!
Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Lovely to see you there!
Monkeying Around says
What a fantasic present. We are making alot of presents ourselves this year. please feel free to pop by and link up, we have a competition this month
Fantastic blog you have here!! I am sooo excited to have a better look around later! This play dough gift is a great idea!
That would be a perfect gift for someone. Very sweet 🙂
Anna @ The Imagination Tree says
It should say 1.5 cups of salt in that recipe card! I need to fix that 🙂
This play-dough looks really cool! I bet it smelled good too. I love the idea of giving it as a gift. It was one of my favorite posts this week and I’ve linked up to it here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekly-favorites-november-21-2010.html
3G=Growing Godly Girlz says
oh, that is a fantastic idea!! so creative!
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JDaniel4's Mom says
This would be such fun to get as a present!
Cathy at NurtureStore says
This is the perfect first Christmas present – I bet it smells wonderful.
I make playdough with my kids regularly, though never thought of adding glitter and perfuming it with cinnamon! Will try next time! Thanks for your comment on my blog, and congratulations to you for yours, I love the photos and creative ideas! Love to you all! -Sara
I just made this today minus glitter, our stash has run out better get some in for Christmas I think. Just waiting for my little one to wake up and play with it smells yummy but I think I put a lot of cinnamon in as it has gone dark brown oops!. I love your ideas but I don’t see how I sign up for your blog??? Do I have to do it through the PC rather than iPhone?