DIY Play Dough Party Favors

DIY Play Dough Party Favors

If you have kids or have at least been around kids in the last few months you have probably had your ear chewed off about DIY slime and play dough and other gooey concoctions.  In all honesty, if I have to watch another fluffy slime video on YouTube I am going to drink Borax…

I have bought endless bottles of shaving cream and liquid glue just to have it end up literally everywhere.  Seriously, the kids bathroom toilet seat was glued in place and I have no idea how that even happened.  I mean it’s Elmers, not cement, so how the hell did it glue down a toilet seat?  Children, that’s how.  No one said parenting was fun.

Now, when it came time to my little sugar plum’s birthday, I knew I had to make it special.  We went to the roller rink in our town- which has been there since before there was a town- and rented it out for the night.  As soon as I walked into that cobweb filled hell hole I knew decorating was out of the question.  Even my superior skills were no match for the 50’s Care Bear western theme that vomited on the entire interior.  I mean come on, shag carpeting does not belong in a roller rink, and streamers and ballon arches will just highlight the visual horror.

I was in a complete panic.  Even my husband was utterly disenchanted which I thought was impossible considering half the time I don’t think he actually has eyes.  What was a girl to do?

I wasn’t worried about the kids.  I’m pretty sure the grosser the place is, the happier the kids are.  I was worried about the parents.  My kids go to private school a.k.a. the land of the world’s judgiest people.  Being 24 with piercings and authority issues has not earned me a seat at the popular mom’s table.  In fact it has really only earned me glares and whispers.  Until now.

I have learned that homemade party favors are the key to demolishing the Catholic school hierarchy.  Swallow your pride and suck on my awesomeness you evil succubi.  I actually got thank you texts and smiles from the lot.  One- that shall only be known as b**chface- actually invited my husband and I for a cookout.  What did I get myself into?

I will admit, the homemade play dough was awesome.  It was the perfect consistency, smelled good, and I packaged it in adorable containers.  Bonus was that it was so easy to make.  It took me all of 20 minutes and the kids were even able to help me without me checking myself into a mental hospital.

Try it and see who you can win over.

Happy crafting!


Thanks Buzzfeed for the recipe!

Colbie Browne

My name is Colbie, I am 24 years old, and my life is a mess. Between two kids, work, a house, and college, I can barely keep up. And now, it’s all about being super mom… aka the one who is best dressed with the best crafts and best bake sale items. Forget the best dressed part, I normally don’t brush my teeth before running these ragamuffins around. However, on that other stuff, I kick ass. Most everything is homemade, gluten/nut free (because I was blessed with a bubble boy), and easy enough that you can do without wanting to pull a Sylvia Plath. Don’t worry, we can pull off this act together.

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DIY Play Dough Party Favors

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Prep Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Yields: 1 softball size ball of play dough

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 package Kool-aid drink mix (22oz)

Recipe Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, and drink mix until combined.
  2. In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the oil, and pour over the dry mixture. Stir and then knead with your hands until it's the consistency of a dry dough.
  3. You can add water 1 Tbsp. at a time if it's too dry. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag (preferably in the refrigerator).

Recipe Notes

  1. Yes, this play dough is edible, but it does not taste good. Yes, your kids will probably eat it regardless.

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