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As a little end of year gift for the children in Maddie's preschool class, we made some lovely little "Make your own Playdough Christmas tree" bags.
There are so many variations that you could make of these playdough bags. We made some Very Hungry Caterpillar playdough bags for a birthday before and found them to be a fun, different and economical gift for kids.
- Playdough (it's SO much cheaper to make your own. Here's our favourite quick and easy no-cook playdough recipe and what we used to make our playdough)
- Christmas Tree Playdough bag labels (download your copy at the bottom of the post)
- Snack sized zip lock bags (smaller than the sandwich size)
- Embellishments (star, sequins, beads, tinselly stuff, etc)
- Scissors and stapler.
For the embellishments to decorate the playdough tree, I found some long lengths of thin tinsel and stars on chains. I just cut these up to divide between the bags. I also added in some sequins/small beads etc
After making the playdough we divided it up between the snack size zip-lock bags and added a star, some tinsel and some little decorations before sealing the bag.
Cut out the playdough Christmas bag labels, fold in half over the top of the bag and then staple to keep in place.
For some added literacy skills and that personal touch, you can write the name or a message on the back.
Ta-daa! All done and ready to give to our friends.
To print, click here (or the picture to your left). A new window will open with the picture and you can click the printer icon along the top left.
To save to your computer to print at your leisure, click here (or the picture to your left). A new window will open then click "File" at the top left and then click "Download" from near the bottom of the drop down menu. It will download and prompt you to save it to your disk
Please note: the tree picture looks a little funny in the file (depending on which browser you're viewing it with), but is completely normal when downloaded/printed. If you are having difficulties downloading it, you're welcome to email me learnwithplayathome at gmail dot com, and I'll send you a copy.
Handy Info: One batch of our simple and easy no-cook playdough recipe made 8 playdough gift bags. For Maddie's whole class, I had to made 3 batches in total.
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Happy playing and Merry Christmas,
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