Here is one of the great ideas you’ll find in our free Gifts in a Jar eBook. If you haven’t downloaded your free copy (no catch!), you can go do that here. This idea was sent in by Kristy at Little Natural Cottage and is a wonderful, inexpensive gift idea for a child, babysitter, parent or friend!
Homemade Playdough Mix
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Place in a pint-sized jar and cover. This makes a cute gift for a child when coupled with a cookie cutter or two!
To Make Homemade Playdough:
Dump entire contents of jar into a bowl. With your hands or a wooden spoon, work in 1 Tablespoon olive oil and 1/3 cup hot water. Knead dough by hand until a soft, smooth dough forms. Adjust flour and water ratio until dough reaches desired consistency.
To color the dough with natural, safe coloring – add about 1 Tablespoon of any of the following to the water before you work it into the dough: beet juice (pink); paprika (orange); turmeric (yellow); blueberry juice (lavender); cocoa powder (brown).
Within the pages of our Gifts in a Jar eBook, you’ll find printable tags you can make so that you can attach these directions to the gift jar.
What ideas do you have for homemade gifts for kids?