Here's a closer look at the favor buckets. I had three (almost four) variations for the kids... little girls (ages 3-6), little boys (all 3), and babies.
BOYS AND GIRLS
The girls' and boys' pails included orange kool-aid play dough, finger puppets and bubbles.
The play dough was based off of Roots & Wings Co recipe. This was a fun recipe that my daughter was able to help with. She loved kneading the dough. Then I rolled it out, cut it with a fish cookie cutter, and packaged it up.
The finger puppets included a shark and a fish, made from basic felt. The fish is based on the same fish paper punch that was used elsewhere.
The boys received a second large set of bubbles while the girls received two barrette sets... one orange curly barrette and then a fish set (I shared the tutorial previously).
For the babies, I dyed burp clothes blue and stenciled crabs on them. I also made little pacifier clips out of an anchor-design ribbon. Then the baby girls received smaller variations of the same barrettes as the girls.
The burp clothes were really simple. I punched crabs out of freezer paper using the same Martha Stewart paper punch as I had on some of the other crafts. Then I ironed the stencil to the burp cloth, shiny side down. The crab was painted with a matte fabric paint. Once it dried, I removed the stencil and ironed the design to set the paint.
This was the first time I ever made kids favors, and I have to say that it was a lot of fun.