DIY Chistmas Tree Playdough Gift Bags with free printable labels

Dec 14, 2013

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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.

Happy playing and Merry Christmas,
Debs :)

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  1. How realistic looking, your kids can have a crafts stand to sell stuff...forget about lemonade stands

  2. I absolutely LOVE this idea, Debs! Perfect for tiny gifts, stocking stuffers, classroom treats etc. I would've loved to have received one of these as a child!

  3. Thank you SO much - I am putting a couple of these together tonight for little gifts for our "Friendsmas" get together : )

  4. Thanks for this great idea. Made some today as Christmas gifts.

  5. Totally giving these away at my daughter's birthday party this weekend! Woo hoo! Way easier than what I had planned!

  6. TNX for sharing this idea. a bit economical this Holidays, so this was so perfect for me, to give the day care kids.

  7. Always looking for something affordable and unique for my kids Sunday School class. This year, teaching them to look for the "Christ" in the Christmas symbols. So love having a take home to go along with my lesson!!!

  8. I should have known this idea came from you. So brilliant. What a unique idea!

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