Homemade play dough has become our
go-to gift for friends.
It's inexpensive and easy to make.
The recipient will have a ball
while strengthening his or her fine motor skills.
(Sorry - once a Montessori teacher, always a Montessori teacher!)
Ultimately, it can be composted or thrown away, the container recycled.
Plus, nothing beats giving a gift that
you made with your very own hands, right?!!
(Just ask Elise - she was nearly bursting with pride
watching her friend unwrap the snowman on the left
- she made the one on the right for herself, of course!)
To make the snowman play dough,
we followed the Imagination Tree's 4 Minute Play Dough Recipe,
and kneaded in some silver glitter and a splash of peppermint extract at the end.
In addition to the sparkly dough, we put together a few snowman supplies:
and carrot noses (cut golf tees and toothpicks).
Of course, we had to put the snowman play dough in snowman jars
- thank you Eltern vom Mars!
In the photo at the top of the post, the jars are wearing knitted hats,
but if you're not a knitter - or you just don't want to spend your precious time knitting hats for jars -
try cutting off the toe of a single sock and gluing a pom pom to the top.
(The sock hat pictured above came off an extremely cute, child-made sock snowman
we purchased at a craft fair this weekend.)