I have always loved giving my students little themed gifts throughout the year. And now that I’m the mom of a preschooler, I’m also having fun sending in treats for my daughter’s classmates!

For Christmas this year, I thought it would be fun to create Play-Doh Christmas tree kits! Instead of just a little toy or trinket, these kits will allow kids to use their imaginations and create something. All you need are a few crafty supplies… and I bet you already have some of them in your teacher closet! 

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You will need:

Put them together:

Stuff each sandwich size Ziploc with one can of green Play-Doh. I found enough individual cans at my local craft store, but you can actually buy a case online. Next, add your embellishments! I used red and silver tinsel pipe cleaners for the garland. Cut two pipe cleaners in half, for a total of 4 pieces per bag.  Pony beads make the perfect ornaments– grab a handful and add it to your kit. Sequins or rhinestones are other fun options. Last, add in a few stars! I found star beads at the craft store. You could also use a star punch to create stars from card stock.

Once your bags are stuffed, seal them up (push out as much air as you can so it will be easier to add the label). Cut out the bag toppers (I recommend printing on card stock), fold them in half, place over the top of the bag, and staple on both sides.

I included two versions of the tag in this free file: one has a little heart with space to write your name, and the other does not. Click HERE to download your copy!

Kids will love this creative gift! And how cute are the decorated trees?!

Feel free to pin the image below to save this post for later or share it with your teacher friends! 🙂 


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