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Homemade Stocking Stuffers


I'm no Nathalee, but I did a little homemade Christmas project myself this year. I made play dough to put in Baby Mo's stocking stuffers. Look at these!  

This wasn't a very hard or time consuming project but I do not really enjoy crafts very much so I was proud of myself. I used this recipe with some gel-based food coloring and packed my concoctions in glass jars I found at Target.

I know store-bought Play-Doh is supposed to be non-toxic - and it probably is - but I still like the idea of homemade gifts that we can all enjoy. I just hope the dough isn't hard as a rock in a few days! 

My husband gave me a little talking-to recently about over buying for Baby Mo. Sound familiar? I had to clamp down on buying toys to put under our tree no matter HOW good of a deal they were or intellectually stimulating the toys may be. But home made play dough for the stockings? Now how could he object to that?  

What are the homemade goodies that you put for your little one under the tree or hanging in a stocking this holiday season? 

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You go girl! Let your craftiness shine! And I'm super jealous of those little glass jars. Going to have to hunt those down.

December 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterNathalee

Your playdough and containers are adorable! Love it!

I didn't do anything homemade for my daughter's Christmas gifts, but I'm making a tutu for her birthday, which is Wednesday. We already had her big birthday party a few weeks ago, so while we already gave her the main gift then, I wanted to have something special for her actual birthday too.

I did do homemade gifts for friends. I did hard lotion bars, which were super easy and relatively inexpensive.

I'm the one constantly reigning my husband in on gifts for our daughter! Just last night, he was wanting to buy more toys for her that he just knew she would love. I knew he'd regret the big spending in January.

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

My grandson is a year and a half old. I'm with your husband, don't just buy stuff. At this age the more I see of high-tech, the better I like low-tech: Your play-dough sounds perfect. I have a collection of wood scraps, sanded but not painted. A roll from the paper towels, a piece of sonotube.

Babies seem to like boxes better than contents so I play to that.

Don't worry: I'm still looking forward to taking him for plane rides, getting him a remote control helicopter and an iPad...until then, he gets ping pong balls!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRandy

Natali, this is awesome! I love it. I'll eventually try making some for Reese. This is definitely going on our Holiday Stocking Stuffer list!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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