Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fairy Favors!

fairy play dough

I made this Fairy Play Dough for Amelia’s Fairy birthday party. It turned out so well! It’s hard to tell by the picture, but the play dough is completely sparkly! I found the recipe from Homemade by Jill via Skip to my Lou. (Pop over for a great tutorial!) This is such a great recipe, the play dough stays nice for weeks! The batch I made three weeks ago is still soft and supple!


Fairy Play Dough

Adapted from Homemade by Jill

1 cup flour

1 cup water

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon oil

1/4 CUP of salt

food coloring

3/4 cup of glitter

Combine flour, water, cream of tartar, oil and salt. in a medium pan over medium heat.

Stir continuously until the mixture forms a ball around the spoon.

Remove from heat and dump dough onto a clean surface.

When it’s cool enough to handle, shape into a ball and cut the ball into quarters.

Use the food coloring to color the dough. Tip: if you rub a bit of shortening into your hands before you start kneading the coloring into the dough, it will decrease the likeliness of you staining your hands! Cool, huh!

Once it’s colored roll the dough flat and sprinkle the glitter over it.

Fold the dough over itself, sealing the glitter inside.

Continue kneading until all the glitter is incorporated.

Store in airtight containers.


favor bags

I rounded out the rest of the favor bag with glittery fun foam stickers, a ring pop, and a few items scored from the Dollar Spot at Tarjay: candy buttons and stickers, Tinkerbell socks, and a glittery pencil.

For our Fairy fun headquarters, click here!


Jill said...

I love the glitter addition - I'm sure the little girls did, too! Someone else mentioned that they dyed the dough with koolaid. Then it smells good, too!

mrs. c said...

I just found your blog via oneprettything. I am a pre-k teacher and make lots and lots of play dough. I love this recipe but sometimes I use the koolaid recipe because I do not need cream of tartar, which is a little costly, and the koolaid is the color and the scent.
I am now a follower, love your blog's concept. We also have a black, mini schnauzer named Reuben but I live in Tennessee on Lookout Mountain.