If you are like me, the thought of children receiving large amounts of sweets this upcoming Valentine’s Day is a little overwhelming. The children in my home have sensitivities to sugar; in other words, I find them bouncing off each other and furniture when they eat too much sugar.
So, as not to add to the sugar hysteria this weekend, I made individual play dough gifts for my daughter to share at a Church Valentine’s Day party.
Simple Cooked Play Dough
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of salt
3 cups of water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoons cream of tarter
Red food coloring
Cook the ingredients over medium heat until dough pulls from the sides of pan and no longer looks shiny.
Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container or wrapping in individual bags (you can find cute bags at your local craft store or Dollar Store). If you use bags, be sure to tie bags very securely with ribbon or string so that the play dough does not dry out.
I doubled this recipe and it made enough for 20 individual gifts. All the ingredients, with the exception of cream of tarter, can be purchased inexpensively at Aldi.
Be sure to add a tag explaining that your gift is play dough as you wouldn’t want children to think it was candy! Homemade play dough is safe to eat, but doesn’t taste very yummy! It’s also fun to include a cookie cutter with the play dough gift bag.
Lacey is a military wife and homeschooling mother to two darling little girls. She loves creating, learning, and growing in her faith.
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