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DIY: Fall Party Favor with Free Printable

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.

Playdough recipe

– 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!

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  1. avatar JaneEllen says:

    Thank you so much for adorable bag toppers and play dough recipe. Have idea of how to use these.

    Have wonderful week and Halloween

  2. avatar Catherine says:

    Can I use a gluten free flour?

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  5. avatar Beverly in Mississippi says:

    I’m always thinking of food! (the way of the South) I want to make these cute bag toppers and fill them with little pumpkin candies or pumpkin cookies etc. But a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. avatar Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for the cute fall bag toppers. Noticed you live in Melbourne Beach. I’m in Palm Bay.

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  8. avatar bleeglaser says:

    How many bags does your playdough recipe fill?

  9. avatar Lisapeck says:

    Thanks for sharing the printables. I visited the Frog Prince Paperie etsy site and just fell in love with their designs!

  10. avatar dandelion says:

    Yeah, it would be nice to see these sort of stuff inside our children’s loot bags instead of tootsie rolls.

  11. avatar Florence Amber says:

    Too bad my children’s school is not into celebrating fall or Halloween. it would have been fun. But hmn… I wonder if we can give these kinds of “treats” to trick-or-treaters instead of the usual cavity-inducing candies.

  12. avatar Cindy says:

    This is neat. Last year, we made scented candles adorned with dried maple leaves as class favors. It was a hit!

  13. Where did you get the small cookie cutters?

  14. avatar Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie says:

    I add a teaspoon of extract or cinnamon to my homemade play dough to make it smell great! And it’s ok if kids think it’s smells yummy enough to try; the recipe is totally non-toxic.

  15. avatar Belle Humphreys says:

    Cool idea! And thanks for this homemade playdough recipe. I hope it doesn’t smell awful :)