How To Make A Homemade Play Dough Play Set

The boys went to a birthday party a few weeks ago, and I was trying to think of a present which was (hopefully) useful, fun and a bit different for them to give to the birthday boy. Not being terribly arty or crafty, I decided to make a homemade gift and hoped that my efforts would be good enough to make a worthy birthday present. 
I made some homemade play dough and bought some bits and bobs that I know my two boys enjoy using when they have their play dough out,  to create a play dough play set which I placed inside a plastic kilner jar. 
Here is what I used
What You Need:
I plastic kilner jar
homemade playdough (I added glitter to make glitter playdough)
8 drinking straws
4 silicone cupcake cases
1 pair of scissors
cellophane/clingfilm
2 discs of grease proof paper
4 wooden lollipop sticks
1 spatula
1 cookie cutter
various ‘bits and bobs’
eg.
sea shells, googly eyes, pom poms, foil shapes, plastic flowers and jewels and pipe cleaners
1 piece of ribbon
piece of card to make a gift tag
Then simply put a disc of grease proof paper at the bottom of the kilner jar
wrap the scissors, straws, lollipop sticks, cake cases, cookie cutter and spatula in some cellophane/clingfilm and place inside long ways up
add the playdough to sit next to the accessories
put the second grease proof paper disc on top of the playdough
fill each cake case with the ‘bits and bobs’ and place the 4 filled cake cases on top of the playdough
close the lid and add your gift tag
That’s it – a homemade gift for any playdough fan, to use their imagination and to get creative with 

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Ask Her Friends.Com A Review For Christmas Gifts Ideas

(Sing, if you like or just read to the tune of Mariah Carey’s All I want For Christmas)

Dear OH,

I dont want a lot for Christmas
Theres not really a lot I need
But I care whats underneath the tree
I just want to be surprised
A present bought just for me
Please make my wish come true
All I want is an amazing gift or two

Flowers and chocolates are quite nice
But they aren’t really things I need
I dont really care for them so please
What i’d like under my Christmas tree
Or even in my christmas stocking
are gifts to put a smile on my face
Santa Claus will make me happy
with fab gifts on Christmas day
i just want something for me
i guess what you must do to
make my wish come true
ask her friends.com to choose a gift for me

 I won’t ask for too much this Christmas 
I won’t even ask for an iPhone
(and I) I’m just gonna keep on waiting 
And try very hard not to moan

Hope you ask friends for their views

(ahhh) I won’t hold my breath incase

I dont hear that mouse cursor click

Choosing gifts of any price 

What more can I do 

all I want you to do for Christmas is 

askherfriends.com 

I want you to make a list and send it 
‘Cause I just want something nice

All the gifts ideas are amazing
so fab and totally me (totally me)
and the sound of tearing
the gift wrap will be (oh)
exciting for me to see (oh yeah)
all those pretty things under my tree
Askherfriends.com wont you help my OH please
Choose the best presents for ………
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I dont want a lot for Christmas
Theres not really a lot I need
But I care whats underneath the tree
I just want to be surprised
A present  bought just for me
Please make my wish come true
All I want is an amazing gift or twoooooooooooo


*ahem*

Askherfriends.com is a website which aims to help men make the perfect gift purchase for the special lady/ladies in their lives. Once he has used the step by step ideas map, askherfriends.com generates products which fit the criteria. This list can be sent to her friends so they can assist in deciding which gift/gifts their friend would prefer. Hence, askherfriends.com!



My friends selected this gorgeous red dress which I have to say I adore!!  They were spot on with their choice and all of them agreed with the same item! This proves to me how well they know me and what I like and I trust their judgment to assist my OH in buying the ideal gift for me. 

 I would actually be happy with any of the gift ideas which askherfriends selected for me *hint hint in direction of my OH*

Why not check out http://www.askherfriends.com  for the man in your life to ensure you get the type of gifts YOU want as approved by your friends. Its such a unique and clever concept.

I will be sent a little ‘gift’ in return for writing this post. I wrote the all the words myself (and it probably shows!) and the opinions and comments made are my own and are honest. 

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