Friday, 30 September 2011
Cosmic Playdough :-)
I recently posted a blog about how I am really enjoying creating gifts rather than buying them now which a lot of you seemed to enjoy. I thought I would share a quick post about a gift I created for a friends little boy, this is quick and easy to create, some of you may like to try it out.
My friend has 4 kiddies so I know she doesn't want toys/gifts that fill the house :-) I had a little brain-wave (very rare in my brain and I was surprised it didn't hurt :-)) to use 1 of the many coffee jars I had been saving for something (not sure what but they are too nice the throw out) as a jar to keep some sparkly playdough in.
Some time ago I posted a tutorial on how to make playdough. You can follow the link here to view it.
This dough is really easy to create and when stored in an airtight container it lasts for ages. I made two balls of this sparkly playdough for my friends little boy and then decorated the jar with stars. I added a little label in the shape of a rocket with a note on the back saying 'Arthur's Cosmic Playdough'. You could give this gift on its own or with some cookie or playdough cutters and a bit of oilcloth as a playdough mat. You could also adapt it for girly girls with pink playdough and a girly theme.
This was a real hit, he really loved it and his Mum was chuffed too as it doesn't take up much room and keeps him amused for ages :-)