Ninja Turtles Sugar Free Party Favors!

Ninja Turtles Sugar Free Party Favors!

I let my children eat sugar to a degree, I believe there is a lot of hidden sugar in everyday food items so I tend to limit the sweets and processed sugar where possible. In saying that I allow my children to eat birthday cake and have the odd sweet bag from a party. Last year combined my children were invited to 32 Birthday parties, and everyone of them gave a sweet bag at the end of the party, after all according to my kids it is the best bit of the party.

This year I decided that I was not going to add any sugar or food  to my Sons birthday party bags, I didn't really want to spend money on junk party toys either, my kids look at them once and then they end up on the car floor on the way home from the party < am I right? 

My son is turning 4 and I was trying to think of things that the kids like playing with at this age, I came up with play dough, it is easy to make and keeps kids entertained. My son is having a Ninja Turtle party so  we thought what better then Ninja turtle play dough, kids will love it and will forget about not having a bag full of sweets!

I let my children eat sugar to a degree, I believe there is a lot of hidden sugar in everyday food items so I tend to limit the sweets and processed sugar where possible. In saying that I allow my children to eat birthday cake and have the odd sweet bag from a party. Last year combined my children were invited to 32 Birthday parties, and everyone of them gave a sweet bag at the end of the party, after all according to my kids it is the best bit of the party.

This year I decided that I was not going to add any sugar or food  to my Sons birthday party bags, I didn't really want to spend money on junk party toys either, my kids look at them once and then they end up on the car floor on the way home from the party < am I right? 

My son is turning 4 and I was trying to think of things that the kids like playing with at this age, I came up with play dough, it is easy to make and keeps kids entertained. My son is having a Ninja Turtle party so  we thought what better then Ninja turtle play dough, kids will love it and will forget about not having a bag full of sweets!


I let my children eat sugar to a degree, I believe there is a lot of hidden sugar in everyday food items so I tend to limit the sweets and processed sugar where possible. In saying that I allow my children to eat birthday cake and have the odd sweet bag from a party. Last year combined my children were invited to 32 Birthday parties, and everyone of them gave a sweet bag at the end of the party, after all according to my kids it is the best bit of the party.

This year I decided that I was not going to add any sugar or food  to my Sons birthday party bags, I didn't really want to spend money on junk party toys either, my kids look at them once and then they end up on the car floor on the way home from the party < am I right? 

My son is turning 4 and I was trying to think of things that the kids like playing with at this age, I came up with play dough, it is easy to make and keeps kids entertained. My son is having a Ninja Turtle party so  we thought what better then Ninja turtle play dough, kids will love it and will forget about not having a bag full of sweets!


Ninja Turtle Play Dough

Ingredients

• 250 grams water

• 100 grams sea salt

• 1 tbsp cream of Tatar

• 250 grams plain flour

• 20 grams of Olive oil

• 4 drops of green food colouring

• 1 drop of orange food colouring

• 1 drop of purple food colouring

• 1 drop of red food colouring

• 1 drop of blue food colouring

• 1 extra drop of green, red and blue to make black food colouring

Method:

1. Add water, salt and cream of Tatar into  a saucepan on high for approx 5 minutes.

2. Add the flour and oil and stir for approx 1-2 minutes until well combined and the mixture comes together well , turn out onto a bread board or piece of baking paper.

3. Take 3/4 of the dough and set aside in its own bowl.

4. In the 3/4 bowl add the green food dye and mix well, you may need less or more dye depending on how green you want your turtles to look.

5. Out of the 1/4 play dough mixture left take approx a tablespoon out enough to make 20 white eyes.

6. Take out another teaspoon and put in separate bowl with the red, blue and green dye, this will make up the black for the centre of the eyes.

7. Add one drop of the red, blue, orange and purple to 4 separate bowls and divide the rest of the quarter mixture between these bowls.

8. Mix well these will make up the turtle masks.

9. With the green dough start rolling into approx 1 1/2 inch balls, these will be the turtle heads.

10. Once you have rolled out the balls set aside.

11. On baking paper lay out the other  4 colours and roll out to approx half a cm in with.

12. Slice strips out of the dough long enough to wrap around each ball.

13. Place one colour strip around each ball and pinch together at the back of the ball and smooth over.

14. Roll 20 1/2 cm white balls out and flatten these will make the eyes

15. Roll 20 1/4 cm black balls out these will make the centre of the eyes.

16. Place 2 white eyes into the centre of the mask.

17. Follow with black centres push gently until firm in place.

18. Put a couple of Ninja turtle balls into a clear cellophane bag and tie with green and orange ribbon.

19. And there you have it an easy party favour that doesn't contain sugar!

Makes:  Approx 10 heads, increase amounts for a bigger quantity.

Tip:  Why not do the same for a princess party, use pink dye and different colour glitters for a sparkly party favour!

 

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