Play Dough Fundraiser

One idea I have is a play dough fundraiser.  Make a bunch of play dough or various types of play dough (There are so many recipes out there and they all have something unique about them from smell (kool-aid), texture (cornstarch or salt), to tasting!  Put them in empty frosting containers with a label on them with their color and type and a description of that type of play dough if necessary. (Source: Annie)

When you’re children have run out of store-bought play dough or are in the mood to create something on their own, you may consider helping them make their own play dough. There are several simple and fun recipes for play dough that require just a few regular kitchen ingredients you may already have. Mix together one cup of flour, one-half cup of salt, one cup of water, two teaspoons of cream of tartar, one teaspoon of salad oil, and the food coloring of your choice. Cook for three minutes over low heat. Stir well and add food coloring. A way to make this play dough scented is to add powdered drink mix to the batch. It adds a bit of color as well as the scent of the flavor of the drink mix, such as grape, cherry, or orange. Store the play dough in a plastic container between uses. Another type of play dough that children may enjoy making is one they can actually snack on while cooking and playing called “edible play dough.” Combine two cups of smooth peanut butter, two cups of rolled oats, two cups of dried milk, and two-thirds of a cup of honey. Add in optional tasty extras such as rice cereal, coconut sprinkles, chocolate chips, and red hots. Mix all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Cover a countertop or table with wax paper to use as a work surface for them to create their play dough masterpieces. Store the play dough in an airtight container between uses. (Source: Anonymous)

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We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales.  They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases.  All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.