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Looking for ways to reuse your California Baby® 2 or 4 ounce jar? Well, look no further, we've compiled a list of great ways to reuse! We even created a standard size label template, so you can customize your jars in a snap!
The perfect size container!

Storage for:

  • Flower seeds
  • Buttons
  • Safety Pins
  • Bobby Pins
  • Rubber Bands
  • Earrings
  • Hardware
  • Thumb tacks or Push Pins
  • Paints
  • Make-your-own playdough
    Click on the tab below for our favorite recipe! Using the side of the jar as a rolling pin, roll out the dough and make "cookies" using the lid of the jar as a cookie cutter. Use the jar as storage.


Perfectly Pliable Play Putty

3 parts flour (regular baking flour works fine)
1 part salt (Uniodized or iodized is ok)
1/8 part oil (Cooking oil is great. Canola works perfectly!)
Water (Tap water is fine. Bottled water works too!)

  1. Mix Flour and Salt in a mixing bowl. Add Oil and mix with a stir stick (Popsicle stick, Coffee Stirrer, Spoon)
  2. Add water SLOWLY (A little at a time). Begin by mixing with stirrer between EACH ADDITION of water.
  3. When mixture begins to come together, begin mixing with your fingers. Continue adding water LITTLE BY LITTLE until desired pliability is reached. Mix THOROUGHLY between each addition. (Optional: Add food coloring to water. Add fragrance (essential oils work great, 1 drop per 6 ounces putty) to the mixture when you add the oil.)
  4. If mixture is too sticky, add more flour and/or a tiny bit of oil. If mixture is too stiff, add more water.
  5. Store in a ziploc bag or any other airtight container and Perfectly Pliable Play Putty will last about a week!
Please note: wash hands after each use. Although safe and natural, play putty doesn't taste wonderful! Eating is not reccommended, but is not harmful.
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