Ok, I have a confession: I love getting cool and different birthday gifts for kids. I like to either put together a creative gift, or buy something that “teaches” something rather than just the next electronic off the shelf at Target.
Ok, ok, I have one more confession: I’m OBSESSED with the playdough kits that Jen over at Mama.Papa.Bubba makes! She has Frozen-themed, construction-themed, and a spring garden themed playdough kit. They are all so cute! But it was really her rainbow themed playdough kit that I really fell in love with.
I couldn’t wait to be invited to a birthday party, so I could put together one of these Rainbow Playdough Kits for the guest of honor! Well, finally! This weekend we were invited to our neighbor’s 2 year old birthday party and I knew this would make a great gift for him.
Rainbow Playdough Kit
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Ok, let me show you how fun and easy it is to put this rainbow playdough kit together. We started with this GLIS box from Ikea (don’t you LOVE that place?!) Next, I knew that I wanted to put a playdough color in red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Since I was pressed for time, I bought what colors I could find in Playdoh, and since I couldn’t find red and green at the store, I handmade it using our very favorite pladough recipe. (Which you can get here in our Sensory Play Recipes) .
Then comes the fun part of finding all kinds of goodies to put in your playdough kit. I knew since the birthday boy was turning 2, I wanted to get him some alphabet and number pieces to put in his kit, so he can learn while he plays. I also included a rainbow sensory ball that I found at the Target $1 spot, a star cookie cutter, a wooden rolling pin, and some nesting cups I found in the Target $1 spot also. All in all, the rainbow playdough kit cost me about $15 to put together, which is about what I’d spend on a present anyway.
Here are some other fun things you could put in your rainbow playdough kit:
- Flower Cookie Cutters
- Rainbow Craft Sticks
- Silicone Baking Cups (my most favorite item!)
- Rainbow Gemstones
Before delivering the gift, I put the playdough back into the containers and wrapped the homemade dough I made in a plastic bag. We tie twine around the box, and made a homemade tag.
Want more ideas for your pladough kit?
Check out: 55 Playdough Tools To Spark Creativity