Easy winter goody bags that keep little hands busy? Winning!

Filling winter goody bags can be a challenge, as the usual suspects – bubbles, sidewalk chalk, etc. – aren’t quite cold weather friendly. So what to do if you have a kid with a winter birthday (hello, Noah!), or need party favors that are easy, holiday-neutral, and won’t break the bank?

You make these.

Easy Winter Goody Bags l sherisilver.com

Be it grass, flubber, seeds or cookie mix, I like goody bags that get little hands busy. But I’m also careful not to burden the “big hands” that are supervising. So busy? Yes. But always simple too.

For these goody bags I took inspiration from the season. Paperwhites are a classic winter bloomer (and gift!) and are a perfect plant for kids. They don’t need dirt (no mess!), and flower in just a few weeks (instant gratification!). I like to include 2 – 3 bulbs per bag, and some aquarium gravel for planting.

And whether you have a tree filled with ornaments or need some cute tags for holiday gifts, salt dough is just the ticket. I’ve been using this same recipe since Chelsea and Conor were very little and it is truly foolproof – rolls and cuts beautifully and makes a bunch. Divide it up and place in plastic bags to keep it from drying out.

Easy Winter Goody Bags l sherisilver.com

Easy Winter Goody Bags l sherisilver.com

I used some to make the tags for the bags.

Easy Winter Goody Bags l sherisilver.com

And that’s all you need! Print out the instructions for the bulbs and dough here; it also includes the recipe for the dough for making more!

What are some of your favorite goody bag ideas? You can find more kid-friendly ideas, along with fun (and easy!) crafts on Pinterest!

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Easy Winter Goody Bags l sherisilver.com

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