Non-Candy Easter Treats for the Whole Class + FREE Printable Card

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With Easter approaching so quickly – we are counting down but for a different reason (hello, baby day!) if you read here often then you will know I am a sucker for all things classroom and printables! So, of course, it’s only natural I come up with something for the younger kids to bring into their classes for some classroom treats.

With Easter being a big chocolate and candy holiday for most I wanted to make sure we stayed away from both. What better to send with younger kids to school then homemade play dough! Fun and it keeps for a long time when stored properly.

Ingredients for Homemade Playdough:

  • 1 cup flour + extra flour (you will need it) if too sticky
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • food colouring

Instructions for Playdough:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl add all dry ingredients, mix together
  2. Boil 1 cup of water, add food colouring to boiling water and add to dry ingredients
  3. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens and becomes playdough like
  4. Remove from bowl, knead for 7-10 minutes

What’s needed to make treat bags:

  • Medium Craft bags
  • Bunny cookie cutter
  • Homemade Playdough


  1. Cut out your playdough bunnies, and place in craft bags
  2. Cut out your printable card, fold down your bag as needed and staple your card to the top
  3. all done, super easy and super cute!

I volunteered at the beginning of the school year to make Playdough for Justin’s junior kindergarten class, so I had to make some anyway, it was a perfect time, and all worked out so well. We even made extra to keep on hand at home; my kids love homemade Playdough!

Justin and Jackson who are four and six are looking forward to gifting these to their classroom friends.


  • Reply Neely Moldovan March 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing non candy easter treats. We mostly do books in my little ones easter basket!

  • Reply Brandy March 13, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    These are an adorable way to send Easter treats to the classroom without having to get into food allergies or sticky, hyper kids. I will have to share these with my friends who enjoy making non-candy Easter treats. These are super cool!

  • Reply Catherine S March 13, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I love the idea of non-candy gifts. I am going to make the playdough for my niece and nephew.

  • Reply Scott March 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    That’s a real fun gift idea! We just did a whole list of non-candy Easter ideas and didn’t think to include that!

  • Reply Ave March 14, 2018 at 3:47 am

    I had no idea it was so easy to make playdough! Love the colors that you chose! Have to make these for my daughter’s class too!

  • Reply Rosey March 14, 2018 at 8:22 am

    What a fun idea. My granddaughter has a Switch Fairy. It comes to her house after sugary-filled holidays and takes away her candy and replaces it with cool things like this… she’s 4 and so far embraces her Switch Fairy, lol. :)

  • Reply Stacie March 14, 2018 at 9:48 am

    These are so cute! I love the idea of non-candy treats. Candy is fun, but it’s also unhealthy. If we can make a fun substitute, everyone wins!

  • Reply Melissa Chapman March 14, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I have never made play dough but it seems like such a great project and kids love it. I have a lot of nieces and nephews who I can make this with and be a hit of an aunt.

  • Reply Danielle Smith March 14, 2018 at 11:41 am

    This is such a thoughtful way to share Easter gifts with your child’s classmates! It eliminates the possibility of one of their classmates having an allergic reaction to something in their candy.

  • Reply Christie March 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    What a creative way to include your child’s classmates in the celebration of Easter! This is super cute, and it looks extremely easy for both you and your children to put together.

  • Reply brianne March 14, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    What a great idea! We cannot give candy out in our school, so this is perfect!

  • Reply Kiwi March 15, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Thank God it isnt slime. I think the playdough idea is fun and no cavities for kids!

  • Reply Estelle March 15, 2018 at 12:30 am

    This is such an adorable, non-edible gift. I love that it looks beautiful, and is fun to make, but isn’t candy. There is too much sugar in my house to start with.

  • Reply Carol Cassara March 15, 2018 at 5:28 am

    It would be nice to give the kids something that’s not full of sugar or anything. I think this play dough is a great idea! I’m sure they’ll enjoy playing with it!

  • Reply AnnMarie John March 15, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Not a lot of parents allow their kids to eat sweets even on occasions like Easter. So preparing something that doesn’t have sugar in it is great! I love that this something you can easily make at home and it’s not candy! They will definitely have a great time playing with this!

  • Reply Claudia Krusch March 15, 2018 at 8:33 am

    This is such a cute craft! Love the idea of sharing a thoughtful gift with classmates!!

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