Homemade Gift or Party Favour – Play Dough Kit

I made up play dough kits for the kids during the last school holidays. While I was at it, I made a smaller version for one of my son’s school friends who was coming over for a play date. It was just a small thing for him to take home.  It was so simple to whip up, and I thought it would be a great idea for a birthday party favour too (or a simple home made gift). Make up a kit, stick on 1 lollipop and it’s a fun gift for the kids to take home from a birthday party (and it’s not full of too many lollies).

Construction Theme

This cost me less  than $4

  • Take away/plastic container
  • Play dough (brown) – store in a small zip lock bag
  • Rocks/pebbles
  • Small toy
  • Twigs
  • I inserted clip art/text into a Word document and printed a label 

Homemade gift idea - play dough kit

It could be done in any theme (not just construction). For more ideas, read this post: Play Dough Kit Ideas.

More Ideas

  • My Little Pony: pink/blue/yellow/purple play dough, sparkly gems, 1 mini pony
  • Farm Animals: green play dough, animal plastic figurines, leaves, twigs
  • Mermaid: blue/yellow play dough, coloured stones, shells, mermaid figure
  • Super Hero: black and red play dough, super hero figurine (or Lego mini-fig)
  • Car: black play dough (road) green (grass), rocks, matchbox  or polly pocket car

Homemade gift idea - play dough kit - could be any theme you can think of!


6 Play Dough Recipes

Construction-theme birthday party

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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