DIY Play Dough Party Favors for Christmas


If you are throwing a party this holiday season that involves kids, these play dough mason jars make the perfect party favor. 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 favors for Christmas!






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


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


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


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

(glitter is optional)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Food coloring
  • 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 coloring 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 colors!



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