With two kids in school, I’m always looking for something to do for class favors when holidays roll around. Up next is Halloween, but neither of their schools recognize the costumed and candy holiday and instead opt for celebrating fall in general, which really limits what I can send for party favors!
I am sure that our family isn’t the only one facing a jack-o-lantern and witch moratorium, so I’ve put together a class favor sure to be popular with the kids and teachers alike. I usually like to give something that’s not candy to classmates, so we made a little homemade playdough with pretty toppers and a sweet cookie cutter tied to the top to go with the dough. You can download the cellophane bag toppers for free in this post, and I’ve put the recipe for the playdough on the back of the toppers to share the idea with all your lucky favor recipients.
Materials: Free printable fall cello bag tops from Frog Prince Paperie, 4″ wide cello bags, small fall cookie cutters, ribbon, playdough (recipe below or it is printed on the back of the cello bag toppers)
To make your favors:
1. Print and cut the PN fall cello bag tops out.
2. Fold the cello bag topper in half.
3. Fill your cello bag with playdough, fold the top of the bag over and staple it to the inside back of the cello bag topper.
4. Use the glue stick to adhere the front of the cello topper to the bag. Punch a hole in the corner of the topper and tie your cookie cutters on with a ribbon.
- 1 c. flour
- 1/2 c. salt
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 c. water
- 1 tsp. food coloring
- 2 tbsp. oil
Combine ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir in water, oil and food coloring. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms. Remove from heat, store in an airtight container. I like to add a teaspoon of flavored extract to the dough to make it smell nice. I used caramel extract for this batch, but cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice also would have been great!