Thursday, September 27, 2007

Savannah's Favors

As promised, here are the favors I made for Savannah to take with her to preschool today. They didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned, but I think the kids with love them. In the October (I believe) issue of Papercrafts Magazine, I saw how one of the designers gave out a card for Halloween with a cookie cutter attached, and a play dough recipe on one side and sugar cookie recipe on the other. I thought it was an adorable idea. I decided to take it a step further. I made these 2-5-7-10 boxes and filled them with the dry ingredients to make the play dough. I wanted to put the recipe on the front, which is why I'm not so crazy with how they turned out. I couldn't really "decorate" the front of the box much because the recipe took up too much space. I tried to make it smaller, but I didn't want the parents to have to dig out a magnifying glass to read it! :) The stamps are from a Studio G $1 clear set that I found at Michael's. I thought it was perfect for kids. The colored cupcakes have "glitter frosting". . .don't know if the picture shows that. Hopefully the kids (and their parents) will love these. I tried the recipe beforehand and it DOES work! The original recipe called for double the amount of everything but the Kool Aid mix, but it made a HUGE batch of play dough, and I couldn't fit THAT much of the dry ingredients in the box so I had to cut the recipe in half. Thanks for visiting today! I'll let you know how the kids liked them! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Studio G clear stamp set; Paper- The Paper Company; Ink- VersaMagic in Pink Petunia, Tempting Turquoise, Yo Yo Yellow, Palette in Noir; Accessories- Regal Rose, Yo Yo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise and Barely Banana markers, organdy ribbon, Quickie Glue pen, glitter, hole punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.

23 comments:

Donna said...

what a cute idea, Charmaine! I bet the kids will love it

Shannon Erskine said...

awesome idea Charmaine! Your boxes are so cute and I love the sparkle on the cupcakes! Could you pm the recipe! TIA!

Tina said...

I think they are just fantastic. The kiddos will love them.

Joanne B. said...

Charmaine, that is SUCH a cute idea. Everyone will love them. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

These are awesome Charmaine!

Kelly said...

I think it's cute! And I'm sure the kids and their parents will think it's a fun and special gift!

Christi said...

What a cute idea! I think they turned out awesome! :)

Julie Masse said...

Love this Charmaine!! Funny thing . . . I actually MADE playdough with my children this morning before I even saw your post! :) such a nice quick thing to keep them occupied for a while - I'm sure the parents loved it!! :)

Jules said...

What a nice little project. Looks great! :) Julie

Julie Campbell said...

What a great idea! Can I have the playdough recipe? My kids would love that!

My Paper World said...

Such a cute idea, they look fab!

Kelley said...

Great idea! Emerson's party with her friends is Saturday. Wish I would have seen this sooner. I'll save it for next year! They're adorable!

beate said...

Those are awesome!

Jami Speidel said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm sure the parents and kids loved them!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a great idea! I bet everyone was crazy about it, Charmaine! Way cool, and the boxes are decorated so cute!

Jill said...

What a fantastic idea! They are adorable. I haven't made play dough in awhile. I think I know what to do to entertain my three year old tomorrow! :)

Nancy Riley said...

Very cute idea!

Alexandra said...

Way cute Charmaine! These are so very cute, the kids will love these! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Abi said...

What a lovely idea Charmaine - I be the kids (and the moms) will have fun with these. Such a great, great idea.
thanks for sharing all your talent!

chelemom said...

What a good mom you are! This is great...the kids are gonna love it!

Dawn Griffith said...

OH girlie thids is awesome .. I love your boxes they are adorable the the play dough "Who would have thought ?" YOU of course Just brillant .. they will all love thier special goodies ..
xoxox
Dawn Griffith

Lori said...

What a great idea! I'm always trying to think of party favors that aren't junk and will end up trashed anyway.

My name is Stacey said...

What a CLEVER idea!! These are TOO cute!! I just love your work!!

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