I honestly love making homemade gifts when it seems like a good fit. I find it’s a lot easier to do when the kiddos are younger than when they are older so I try to take advantage while I can. Recently we put together this little play dough cupcake factory gift set for a close friend of C’s. I’m pleased to report she loved it! C loved it so much too that we had to make a second set for at home.
Here’s how we did it….
- homemade play dough (recipe HERE)
- silicone cupcake liners
- various buttons, beads and gems along small containers to put them in (think sprinkles) – beads & gems provided courtesy of crafprojectideas.com
- birthday candles
The play dough recipe is one of my favorites! It comes out perfectly every time. I actually cut the recipe in half to make each of the two colors you see here. To make the sparkly play dough just at [tons] of glitter (also courtesy of craftprojectideas.com) during the kneading process.
This little play set is just so inviting. C could hardly keep his hands off it long enough for us to bundle it up. To package it for gifting I just wrapped the two colors of play dough separately and put a small handful of a few different varieties of beads and gems in some little plastic containers. We put everything into a big cellophane bag and tied it with a bow and a tag.
And just in case your wondering I did in fact have to make Mr. C his own batch of pink sparkly play dough 😉