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If you are throwing a party this festive season that involves kids, these play dough mason jars make the perfect party favour. I’ve made a version for birthdays before, and they were a huge hit with the kids. Even better, they’re simple to make. They even make a great stocking stuffer too; you can do a whole Christmas cookie cutter (play dough cutter) set and fill a stocking with these play dough party favours for Christmas!

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Supplies:

  • Mason jar (I used the eight ounce size.)
  • Cookie cutters in Christmas designs
  • Glue Dots
  • Glitter play dough (recipe below; or go super easy and buy Play-Doh to fill the jars!) 

Instructions:

Step 1: Fill your mason jar with play dough snow balls!

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Step 2: Stick your cookie cutter on top using a Glue Dot.

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When your kids get the favour they can easy remove the cookie cutter, since we only used a Glue Dot, and make fun shapes with play dough!

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Glitter Play Dough Recipe: (originally from A Bubbly Life)

(glitter is optional)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Food colouring
  • Couple drops of glycerin
  • Glitter (I did not measure—do a healthy sized shake, but if you do too much the glitter will shed.)
  • 1 cup of boiled water

Step 1: Mix dry ingredients while water boils.

Step 2: Pour in water and food colouring and mix.

Step 3: Add a couple drops of glycerin. Mix.

Step 4: Add glitter and mix again.

Step 5: The mixture is cool to the touch very quickly, but let it set, then knead the dough. Keep in a zip-top bag or other airtight container.

The kids can help you make play dough once the mixture cools. My daughter loves to knead it and loves to pick the colours!

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