Handmade Christmas 3!


We just put these cute play-doh kits together for the cousins.

We used the recipe below to make 4 batches of homemade play-doh.  


The kids rolled each color into balls and then put them into sandwich bags.  I found these cute art caddies for 3 dollars a piece at the craft store.  I painted the names with acrylics and then the kids dipped pencil erasers into paint to make the polka dots.

I found a large container of animal cookie cutters and we split them up amongst the caddies.


And there you have a very cute, personalized, made from the home, gift!

Recipe for Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs cream of tarter
  • 1tbs peppermint oil(optional)
  • Several drops of food coloring
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  1. Bring all ingredients except for the flour just to a boil.
  2. Stir in flour.
  3. Dump play-doh mixture onto clean surface and knead dough until smooth.

Aimee’s notes: I couldn’t find peppermint oil, so I used peppermint extract instead. It took up to 10 or 12 drops of food coloring to produce a bright color.  The dough mixture will be  very hot when you dump in out of the pot, as soon as you can handle the dough, go ahead and starting kneading.  We let the kids play with the dough after it was kneaded and it made the day even more smooth before making it into balls for gifts.

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  1. Ann at mommysecrets January 3rd, 2009 9:13 am

    Welcome to blogland – I’m thrilled to be able to enjoy your thoughts and projects in cyberspace!!

    I love this homemade playdough kit – what fun! I think you should also blog about the email you sent to friends to collect ideas – I think it was a great idea to involve other moms in brainstorming. :)

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