Monday, June 18, 2012

Edible Play Dough Party Favors

I can’t get enough of Mae Armstrong’s party that she threw for her twin’s 2nd birthday.    Today I am sharing the edible play dough party favors that she created (you’ll want the recipe for your next kids party!) and tomorrow I will share her wreath.   Mae put hours and hours into these projects and it really shows.    Edible play dough is such a great idea – this was a real hit with her party guests.   Here’s what you will need:  

·         1 cup of all purpose flour
·         1/3 cup salt
·         2 tsp. cream of tartar
·         1 tbs. vegetable oil
·         gel food coloring (I love using gel instead of the liquid form - the colors are vibrant)
·         1 cup of water

In a non-stick sauce pan add flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil and food coloring. Add water and stir. Keep stirring until mixture is well blended. Put it on medium heat and adjusting to low keep mixing until dough is formed. Remove from heat and massage the dough. Let it cool for a few minutes and don't worry about the lumps. Massage the dough to get a smooth consistency.

Mae got a silicone mold and shaped the dough into cows to match our party theme. You can make this project in advance.  You can store it inside a plastic container. 

Package inside clear cello bags, seal and place each play dough set inside a craft box.  Mae found these cute kraft boxes at Target.  

Of course Mae decided to dress up the kraft boxes, and used her custom designed PSA Essentials birthday stamp.  She stamped on ivory card stock and used her circle punch to cut out all the tags.

 She also created ribbon pinwheels using a craft wrapping paper and glued the stamped tag on top. Set aside for assembly.

 Wrap yarn around the craft box.  Mae used silicone glue to secure the ends of the yarn. Glue ribbon pinwheel tag in the middle and hold tag down for a 2 seconds.  

Here's the dressed up kraft box with the homemade play dough. All done and ready for the party! 

 How cute is this project? 


  1. Edible dough...what a wonderful idea! Love all her party supplies! TFS

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