How To Make Play Dough—Peppermint

Sorry about not getting this up sooner.  Things have been crazy around here with that wind storm.  I just finally found some time to sit down and get this typed up.  Have you ever wondered how to make Play Dough?  It could not be simpler.  I have shared how to make some fun Kool-Aid Flavored Play Dough and Pumpkin Spice Play Dough.  Well, since it is Christmas time, I decided we needed to make some Peppermint Play Dough.  So I fiddled with the recipe a bit and came up with a recipe for some yummy smelling Peppermint Play Dough.

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Peppermint Play Dough Recipe

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons
cream of tartar
1 Tablespoon Peppermint Oil Extract
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
1 cup water

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1. Mix flour, salt, & cream of tartar in a medium cooking pot.
2. Add water, peppermint extract and oil.
3. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes stirring constantly.
4. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove.
5. Knead until smooth.
6. Play and explore with this fragrant, brightly colored dough as you would any play dough.
7. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate to store.

A great way to entertain the kids during Christmas break.  Or a great gift for a neighbor, classmates or friends.  It is so easy to make and is the softest (non sticky) Play Dough recipe I have ever used.  I like it better than the store bought stuff…plus…it smells amazing!!  And if you are feeling extra festive…throw in a handful of red glitter to give it some fun sparkle!

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And, in the spirit of giving, I have provided you with a free printable Peppermint Play Dough label for the tops of your jars or Tupperware containers to label it for a gift.  The labels are 3 inch circles.  If you need them smaller you can simply print the label smaller than 100% to get the size you need.

{Download Peppermint Play Dough Label}

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I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  I would love to hear from those of you who are planning on making some for yourself or who plan on gifting it.  19 more sleeps till Christmas…but who’s counting!!

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  1. Nichole says

    Great idea! I was going to make gingerbread play dough but I LOVE pepermint! I will be making this one instead.

  2. Danna says

    We are planning on making these for our primary kids for Christmas. They are so cute! I was just wondering if you could tell me how many jars one recipe will make? So, so cute!

  3. says

    Oh – what a dilemma – I’m loving the idea of the peppermint smell AND red sparkles as suggested by just-4-U – but my youngest will be even more inclined to stick in her mouth – LOL – maybe next year!

  4. says

    Thanks for the great idea! I was needing a cute and easy idea for my daughters b-day party favors! This will be perfect!!!

  5. Nicole says

    I just made this play dough and love it! The consistency is so much better than store bought. I also tinted mine red, I thought it made it look more “peppermint-y” ;).

  6. Michelle says

    This is a wonderful idea and I will be definitely trying it out with my kiddos :) Need to get in the Christmas spirit with the kiddos and this should do the trick!!! Thanks for the idea and thanks for the label as well :)

  7. meg brown says

    I did this yesterday iwth my 4 year old daughter and added red glittler! such a great idea. Making some for her friends at school for christmas gifts! Thanks for posting

  8. Darcie says

    Can I ask a really dumb question to find out what computer program you use to make the tags, etc…??? I would love to do some of those kinds of things at home, but not sure what to purchase. Thanks for steering me in the right direction!

  9. Valerie says

    My two girls and I made some of this dough this morning and we loved it. It was so soft and fun to work with. We sprinkled glitter in it and they made all kinds of cookies.

  10. Melmcward says

    Does this have to be refrigerated to store? If so, how long would you be able to leave it out for?

  11. Julee says

    Suggestion…if you are going to put glitter in this recipe (which comes out really cute!) add it in the kneading stage. Also, don’t worry if you still have lumps when the ball forms in the pan, they knead right out once you start to work on it, even if you don’t have hands of leather and have to let it cool before you knead it!! :)

  12. Diana says

    Hi! I adore your peppermint playdough – I have some in the fridge right now! – and I’d like to use the recipe to make some regular playdough (non-scented) as well. Should I omit the peppermint oil, or do I need to replace it with another tablespoon of vegetable oil to make up for the omission?

    Thanks so much!!! We’re going to make the pumpkin playdough too this Autumn!
    Diana J.

  13. Heather says

  14. sarah says

    Would peppermint extract work? I have some and was hoping to not have to go and buy the “oil”
    Thanks : )

    • says

      It will work fine but does not have the shelf life as the oils do. It could spoil quickly. Keep refrigerated and it should last longer.

  15. Mariel says

    I love this idea! I don’t know what I did wrong though! It’s so sticky still. I’ve put it in the fridge. Will it stop being so sticky once it’s been in the fridge for a bit? Thanks!

  16. Sandy says

    I love this recipe! I made it with my nieces today and we added crushed peppermint candy cane.


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