I think Ivy’s sunshine theme for her birthday is just the sweetest. I mean, who wouldn’t want a little bit of sunshine on their birthday? It is definitely a more creative idea than my go-to “fall themed” birthday plans (ie Hallowe’en, pumpkins, apples, coloured-leaves).
In fact I think a sunshine birthday is truly inspirational and wanted to find a way for our guests to take some sunshine goodness home with them. I’ve always wanted to make homemade play dough but I’ve never taken the plunge. It was actually a lot of fun to make and they do really look like little balls of sun! I was inspired by this post at http://www.mommyfootprint.com. You’ll find my tweaked recipe at the top of this post, by clicking here, or by looking in the sidebar on the right under “Tutorials”. I found the picture in the post is quite small and hard to read but if you click on it it gets bigger and you no longer need the magnifying glass.
The recipe is super easy and can be whipped up in under 10 minutes with ingredients you’ll likely have on hand. I think I’d like to try to colour it with turmeric or something next time to see what happens…maybe I’d mix the turmeric in with the dry ingredients? Hmmm. Next time.
Nothing like sending guests home with a little something to brighten their day!