Easy DIY Play Donuts

Jake’s birthday party is next weekend and since he loves treats and his favorite letter right now is “o”, we decided to have a donut party.

When I came across a post on Inner Child Fun for donuts from dollar store socks, I immediately thought they would be great party favors. Not only are these faux donuts inexpensive to make (about $0.60 per donut), they are also super easy. I made 3 donuts in about 20 minutes.

Here’s what you need: 
-Men’s Long Socks (purchased mine at Dollar Tree). Brown or tan would work well.
-Hot glue gun
-Puffy paint
Step 1: Cut the toe off the sock. If your sock is pretty tight at the top you might want to cut the top off as well or else you might end up with a sock cupcake like I did on my first try. See the results at the bottom of the post.
dollar store sock for play donut
Step 2: Roll the sock to create a donut shape. 
Roll dollar store sock to create play food donut
Step 3. Cut icing out of felt and hot glue it onto your sock donut.
Step 4. Use puffy paint to sprinkle your play food donuts and make them look pretty!
Remember how I said in step one that if you have a sock with tight elastic at the top you might also need to cut off the top. Well, here’s what happens when you don’t. You get a donut that looks more like a cupcake. So you just add a candle and now you have a play food cupcake for the birthday boy!
Happy crafting!
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