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#1 of 5 Old 12-12-2011, 03:21 PM - Thread Starter
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My kids want to make some candy cane playdough (red and white twirled together, with some glitter and peppermint oil mixed in) to give to our neighborhood friends. I had originally thought we would give the dough out in glass jars, with fabric over the lids and cute ribbon, Martha Stewart etc. But! I would love something less expensive and more - reusable? - although obviously glass is highly reusable! - something less breakable and more portable. Any ideas for an inexpensive, cute, crafty (but not difficult for a 3 and 5 year old to help out with) way to give out handmade playdough? Thanks!

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if you are giving playdough to young children i would not give glass jars. perhaps transparent airtight plastic containers?

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maybe you could buy those inexpensive tupperwares (they come in packs, they're more lightweight, i think they can be thrown out but i reuse them) and the kids could decorate with stickers, glitter glue, etc.

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I've seen some cute holiday tupperwares and tins at JoAnn fabrics, Target, Michaels, etc.  That would be cute!  And the tin would be reusable long after the playdoh is gone.  I have a bunch of cookie tins that I have art supplies in now that we got for Christmas.  It makes me smile to see them because the "good feelings" from the gift remain years later. :)

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Thanks for the great ideas! I found some cheap tupperware with holiday themes already on them and stocked up on those.

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