2016
Dec 15

Two Holiday Playdough Recipes: Peppermint Snow and Gingerbread

by Hannah Holt »

5 comments


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These two sensory rich playdough recipes will keep little fingers and imaginations busy this winter season. Each recipe makes about two cups dough and may be doubled if desired.

Gingerbread Playdough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 packet unsweetened orange Kool-Aid (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add the wet ingredients and mix until a thick batter is formed.
  3. Cook the mixture over low/medium heat until the dough comes away from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon.
  4. Remove from heat, and let cool until it can be handled.
  5. Place on wax paper and kneed until smooth.
  6. Store in an air tight container.

Peppermint Snow Playdough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp blue or silver glitter
  • A few drops of peppermint oil (or 1/8th tsp mint extract)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add the wet ingredients and mix until a thick batter is formed.
  3. Cook the mixture over low/medium heat until the dough comes away from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon.
  4. Remove from heat, and let cool until it can be handled.
  5. Place on wax paper and kneed until smooth.
  6. Store in an air tight container.

Enjoy! Happy Holidays!


  1. Darlene Beck Jacobson

    Love these ideas. I’m sharing them on my website on 12-23. Thanks so much!

    • Hannah Holt

      Glad you enjoyed.

  2. Tina Cho

    I’ve never seen the peppermint playdough. Great idea!

    • Hannah Holt

      Great smelling playdough is the best (as long as you don’t have a playdough eater in the fam). :)

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