Sparkly Scented Play dough

For the Valentine’s Day party, I made some playdough for the girls to take home as favours.  (I also sent home bakery bags of cupcakes so that they didn’t all stay here for me to eat!)

This is the first time I have ever made playdough because I hate, and I mean HATE, the smell of playdough.  I hate the fact that the smell stays on your hands and you can smell it for hours.  I am not at all a fan.  Someone told me you could add kool aid and it will help it smell better.  So I thought I would give it a shot.  It was actually really easy – and smelled sooo good.  I used strawberry kiwi in the light color, and cherry in the darker.

For the packaging,  I bought these jars at the Dollar store – $1 for 2.  I made the chevron circles in GIMP (a free downloadable photo editing program that is similar to photoshop) and typed the text on top.  The font was Sofia, and I had downloaded the background forever ago – you can find them through google or buy them on Etsy.  Erin Bradley Designs has a lot of gorgeous ones!   I made it the same size as the jar top and printed it on sticker paper.

I also created the front label using the same method.  {The background is from a paper package I bought from Young Wanderlust.  The birds in the tree is from Jessica Weible and I stuck with the Sofia font. I printed it on sticker paper again and stuck it on.} I layered the light and dark pink colors in the jar, and then tied on a heart shaped cookie cutter that they could  use to play with the playdough.  The kids went crazy for them!

And you can make some too – Here’s the recipe:

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Make some tonight and start playing!  Your hands will smell wonderful after :)

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.


  1. I have never thought to add glitter to it!! I made it too and the smell with the cool aid is awesome. We have a link party going on right now… feel free to link this up…

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  2. Visiting from the blog hop. Now following your cute blog. Would love for you to stop by and say hi!

  3. Cute idea! I bet the girls LOVED it (as well as all the party details!) :)

  4. This is such a cute idea! I love that it’s sparkly, I’ve never seen that before. I’m stopping by via the blog hop. So nice to meet you. I’m a new follower :)


  5. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :)def a very very cute idea

  6. I don’t have children, but you’re never too old for play-dough. 😀

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