Yummy Scents Make the Creating More Fun!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bloody Halloween Party Favor

It's only September, but there's a chill in the air that made me think of Halloween already.  So, I decided to get some new party favor listings up to help celebrate.  The blood of some poor soul dripping down will certainly give a chill!

Perfect for Halloween parties or to give to those extra special trick or treaters knocking on your door.

The play dough can come in scented or unscented.

The label is completely customizable. Please indicate at check out if you'd like a different message or a child's name included.

Label messages include:

Boo! You're Dough-lightful!
Have a Happy Halloween!
You're Sweet! Happy Halloween!
Have a Spooktacular Halloween!
Have a Gory Halloween!
Have a Creepy Halloween!
Have a Spooktacular Halloween!

Scents include:

Pumpkin Spice (orange)
Black Licorice (black)
Cherry (red)
Bubble Gum (light blue)
Lime (lime green)
Banana (yellow)
Orange (orange)
Pink Lemonade (pink)

This is for ONE 2 oz. favor that comes in a resealable baggie. The baggie is 2x3 inches. Perfect for that Halloween party favor bag or trick or treaters!
Fluffy and soft dough that molds beautifully to allow your little artist hours of creative play . Multisensory learning at its most fun!

Forgot and left Love Bubs play dough out overnight? Don't worry! Unlike commercial play dough, Love Bubs retains its soft and doughy texture and won't dry out. Just give it a massage and it will spring back to life!

Shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail, depending on weight. Shipping overages are refunded.  For very large orders, please contact me or you can order from my Etsy shop.

Ingredients: Flour, salt, oil, water, cream of tartar,food color and food grade scents.

Label Message

Friday, April 12, 2013

Swamp Creatures Play Dough Kit

Kids love to turn their play dough into things.  Pretend play at its best!  Now, your little ones can pretend that they're building a creepy swamp, complete with creatures, trees and rocks.

The soft, fluffy dough won't dry out like others, so your little ones can play for hours! The dough comes in a 4 ounce resealable jar and you can choose from the following dough colors: Blue and Green, Green and Brown, Green or Brown.  The dough can be unscented, vanilla scented and it comes in gluten free too.

Get some swampy friends your little creature and watch them have fun!

 Have a dough-lightful Day!


Dough Color

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gender Reveal Made Fun

My friend Chrissy, from the very awesome How We Learn At Home, is always looking out for ideas for my Etsy shop.  She's a sweetie that way and I'm always amazed at how she finds time to be creative for her shop *and* think of ideas for mine.

She forwarded me a link to magical play dough, where it goes from white to a color.  Hmmm, sounds like a neat idea.  Then it hit me.....

Gender Reveal Play Dough!

How fun would it be for a little one to excitedly find out if they are getting a brother or a sister through play?  It might even make the big moment a little easier for them since they are going to be having fun while "discovering" what the big news is.  Best of all, they get to keep their gift!

It "magically" goes from white to either pink or blue.  It can be scented with vanilla bean or left unscented.  It even comes in gluten-free.  I'm even considering a test batch with glitter.

 If you know someone who is having a second (or third or fourth...) baby, let them know about this unique idea.  It's also great for grandparents, cousins, aunts or uncles.

As always, the dough is handmade with natural ingredients, all perfectly safe!

$3.40 for 4 ounce jar.

Price including shipping to U.S.
Special Instructions



Friday, March 15, 2013

List of Available Scents

So, What Scents Does Love Bubs Come In?

When I first started, I thought maybe I'd carry 5 scents, basics like lemon, strawberry, blueberry, stuff like that.  Then I realized it was Fall and I love fall scents, so caramel apple and pumpkin spice were added.  Christmas themed scents followed, with Movie scents (who wouldn't love buttered popcorn play dough?) were in there too.

I was bit by the scent-themed bug and they just kept coming!

Now, Love Bubs is up to 36 and counting.  My mind is always looking at the world and wondering if I can turn that into a naturally scented play dough!

The current scent list is as follows (check back soon for new scents!):

All scents can be made gluten-free.

Blueberry (blue)
Strawberry (red)
Lemon (light yellow)
Pink Lemonade (pink)
Orange Creamsicle (light orange)
Watermelon (red)
Banana (yellow)
Pineapple (light yellow)
Coconut (white)
Lime (green)
Cherry (bright red)
Grape (purple)
Black Licorice (black)
Iced Peppermint (bright blue)
Bubble Gum (neon blue)
Mint Chocolate Chip (light green)
Raspberry (red)

Easter Scents:

Peanut Butter Egg (deep brown)
Red Licorice Jelly Bean (red)
Marshmallow Peep (pink, yellow or purple)

Valentine's Day Scents:

Cinnamon Hearts (bright red)
Roses (pink)
Chocolate Covered Cherries (deep brown)

Fall Scents:

Pumpkin Spice (orange)
Apple Spice (deep red)
Caramel Apple (bright red)

Holiday Scents:

Christmas Tree (green)
Cinnamon Roll (red)
Candy Cane (red or pink)
Hot Cocoa (deep brown)
Sugar Cookie (cream)
Cranberry (bright red)
Eggnog (cream)
Gingerbread (tan)

Movies Scents:

Buttered Popcorn (white)
Root Beer (brown)
Cherry Cola (burgundy)


Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Accidental Dough Maker

Hi!  My name is Melissa and I'm an accident dough maker.  Here's my story and the story behind Love Bubs, your soon to be most loved play dough!

I have a very normal life.... I'm a wife, mother of 3 and a few days a week, I'm a school psychologist.  Trying to keep everyone happy, healthy and not destroying the house (or each other).  I like to throw in home cook, runner and wannabe photographer into the mix to keep up the insanity level.

How did you come to make play dough?

The story behind Love Bubs still surprises me.  Friends who haven't talked to me in a bit have no clue that this has even happened.  It's always an interesting conversation. :)

Long story short (which, for anyone who knows me, it's rarely short), I was at my preschooler's open house for his new school year.  All of us parents were crammed into tiny chairs at tiny desks, looking around a bit nervously at the newness of this stage of parenthood.  The teacher talks about parent participation and then asks if someone could volunteer to make the class play dough for Halloween.  Before I knew it, I found my hand shooting up.  I surprised my husband, for sure, and I think even myself a bit.  You see, I'm very uncrafty.  Like cripplingly uncrafty.  Yet, here I was saying I'd make play dough.

Yikes.  Poor kids.

My friend, Chrissy, who was probably crafty in the womb, assured me it would be ok.  And it was.  And I even found myself  enjoying the process and wondering how else I could jazz it up.   And there began Love Bubs Scented Play Dough.

Where did the name come from?

I call my son Bubs.  I love him.  Never said I was a writing genius.

Is the product safe for kids?  What if my child gets it in their mouth?

Love Bubs is completely safe and natural, even if your little one takes a bite.  They probably won't take a second since it's very salty, but it's good to know nothing will hurt them!

What makes Love Bubs different from the commercial doughs I can get?

Well, besides not being made with chemicals, it's long lasting, even if accidentally left out overnight.  Just give it a quick massage and it will spring back to life!

Oh and there's the scents!

Come check out my shop!  Let your little one's imagination soar with all of the yummy scents!