Lets Have Class without the Crash!

Do you feel like, every time your child gets home from school they have stories of cupcake filled classes and cookies galore? Especially with bigger classes, it seems as though there is at least one birthday celebrated each week. You know what that means, treats on treats on treats! Not too mention the treats they beg for when they get home that they just can’t seem to have enough of. If you are trying to better regulate the amount of sugar that your child is getting every day and don’t want them to feel left out, consider making non-edible treats to bring to school for their birthday! This way, you can still take little Jimmy out for ice-cream after you pick him up and not feel like your pumping him with sugar all day. Especially after last weeks blog post, where we learned that too much sugar can cause colds and other illnesses.

Lets learn how to make some quick and easy birthday favors that won’t result in a sugar crash later on! How about some Paw Patrol “Doggy Bags.” Or even some homemade play-doe that is safe to eat. Keep reading to find out just how easy to make they are.

Paw Patrol “Doggy Bags

What you need:

  • Paw Patrol part favor supplies ($12 at Target)

  • Party favor bags (you can get paw patrol themed ones at Target too)

  • Blue ribbon

Simply Place one of each party favor into each of your bags and tie with a ribbon (optional) and watch the class squeal with excitement!

Safe to Eat Play-Dough

What you need:

  • Mini mason jars with lids

  • White Carstock

  • White glue

  • Marker (in the color of your choice)

  • 1 Cup water

  • 1 Tablespoon vegitable oil

  • ½ cup salt

  • 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar

  • Food coloring in the color of your choice

  • 1 Cup flour

This recipe makes about 4 hand full-sized balls of dough, so you may need to double or triple the recipe accordingly.

Here’s how to make the play-dough:

  1. Combine the water, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil and a few drops of the food coloring in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it is warm.

  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and then add the flour to it. Stir well until completely combined.

  3. Place the dough onto a clean surface and knead it until smooth. Then, allow it to cool for about ten minutes.

  4. Divide the dough equally, and then form them into a ball and place into your mason jars.

  5. After attaching and closing the mason jar lid, cut your cardstock to fit the lid and spell out everyone name with your marker.

  6. Glue the labels onto you mason jar lids.

  7. Feel free to add ribbon!

These favors will be sure to give your childs’ classmates the excitement they want without the sugar they’ll end up craving more of later! Not to mention, it keeps them entertained for longer, which is always a plus. Enjoy!

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