If you are throwing a party this holiday season that involves kids, these play dough mason jars make the perfect party favor. I’ve made a version for birthdays before, and they were a huge hit with the kids. Even better, they’re simple to make. They even make a great stocking stuffer too; you can do a whole Christmas cookie cutter (play dough cutter) set and fill a stocking with these play dough party favors for Christmas!
- Mason jar (I used the eight ounce size.)
- Cookie cutters in Christmas designs
- Glue Dots
- Glitter play dough (recipe below; or go super easy and buy Play-Doh to fill the jars!)
Step 1: Fill your mason jar with play dough snow balls!
Step 2: Stick your cookie cutter on top using a Glue Dot.
When your kids get the favor they can easy remove the cookie cutter, since we only used a Glue Dot, and make fun shapes with play dough!
(glitter is optional)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- Food coloring
- Couple drops of glycerin
- Glitter (I did not measure—do a healthy sized shake, but if you do too much the glitter will shed.)
- 1 cup of boiled water
Step 1: Mix dry ingredients while water boils.
Step 2: Pour in water and food coloring and mix.
Step 3: Add a couple drops of glycerin. Mix.
Step 4: Add glitter and mix again.
Step 5: The mixture is cool to the touch very quickly, but let it set, then knead the dough. Keep in a zip-top bag or other airtight container.
The kids can help you make play dough once the mixture cools. My daughter loves to knead it and loves to pick the colors!
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