Friday, February 12, 2010

Scented Playdough

Staying in theme with our Rainbow carnival party we decided to make playdough to give away too. Only to make it more colorful and fun we decided to use bright colors and matching scents. The origonal plan had been to have a few more colors, but we ran out containers to put them in. We may, or may not, come up with a few more, so guests can take home more then one bowl full. We used our normal playdough recipe, which is super simple to make and usually gets lots of nice comments about how smooth and soft it is.

Then I cut it in third. Each third was dyed a different color; pink, yellow or orange. We also added about 2 teaspoons of each flavoring (lemon, orange, and peppermint.) Peppermint needed less then the others, and we just kept sniffing them to see if they smelled as good as we wanted. I will say that they smell even better in the morning! I made the silly labels on the computer, and then cut them out. May I just say that having a scallop punch would have made the job WAY easier, but I don't own one and I'm too cheap to buy one. So I cut them out by hand instead. I just used a glue stick to adhere them to the lids. They do stick, but will peel off easily enough too.


Heather said...

Oh man...that looks crazy fun. J4 is taking a playdough class this semester, but wow.

normally, I do not like home made playdough but this looks like good stuff.

I love the containers!

Kendra said...

Okay, so those containers are, no joke, baby snack bowls from the Baby Dept of Kmart. I'm pretty sure we had some in America too.. First Years makes them as I recall.. ;)

The only catch to homemade playdough, and I made this mistake the first time, is to keep cooking it until it makes one lump in the pan.. My first time I didn't go long enough, and I never store mine in the fridge..

Anonymous said...

I love how you store it!
Check out these different kinds of playdough I made...Valentine's, Snow, Chocolate...

Adam said...

That looks great and almost looks like a store bought product.