Homemade playdough makes a wonderful gift, and the girls and I had fun making candy cane playdough for their friends and cousins. E(2) and I mixed up a batch of vanilla scented playdough while O was at school. When O(5) got home, we made a batch of peppermint playdough. We all love playing with the fresh, warm dough.
I put the jars of candy cane playdough in these gingerbread boxes along with a few cookie cutters. What a fun and simple Christmas gift! I hope the girls' friends and cousins love this gift as much as we do!
Here's a link to the post with our basic playdough recipe. Here's a link to our playdough gift sets from 2010.
The idea for putting the candy cane playdough in jars with alternating colors came from Pinterest. However, I can't find the page that it orginated from...sorry about that.