Make some Candy Cane Playdough for the kids this Christmas…or as a fun and unique gift idea. Sharing some Free Printable Jar Labels too.
Last week I shared with you a simple gift idea for the kids or the kids friends…a Gingerbread Play Dough Gift Kit. Such a simple gift idea that is inexpensive but a great way for kids to use their motor skills and imaginations and get them away from the electronics. Today I am sharing another version of the Play Dough Gift Kit…Candy Cane Play Dough.
You can make this and give it as a gift…or you can fill the jar with the dry ingredients to make the Playdough and let your recipients make it at home. Either way, I think it is a fun and unique gift idea for kids.
HOW TO MAKE PLAYDOUGH
To make, you will need the following ingredients:
- Cream of Tartar
- Vegetable Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- White Glitter
- Red Food Color
- Mix all ingredients together
- Stir until ball forms and no longer sticky.
- Add peppermint and glitter and knead until fully mixed.
- Separate into two balls.
- Add red food coloring into one ball and knead until fully mixed.
- Set aside and let cool.
- Place into mason jar
- Print out label and attach with glue.
- Add ribbon and cane cane to jar.
- That’s it! Now you have a fun homemade gift!
Candy Cane Play Dough
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup Salt
- 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup Water
- 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- 6-8 drops of Peppermint Oil
- White Glitter optional
- 4-5 drops of Red Food Color
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat.
Stir constantly until it forms a thick ball that is no longer sticky. The play dough will peel off the sides of the pan when it is all done.
Let dough cool to the touch and knead till soft and supple.
*To make the two different colors (white and red), I made two different batches of Play Dough. You can cut the recipe in half...or just make it twice. Does that make sense? One recipe makes about a cup of play dough...or just enough to fill a small pint size mason jar.
The recipe is my absolute favorite and it smells so amazing with the Peppermint Oil. I also love the addition of the glitter. It glistens when you play with it! The Play Dough should last for several months if kept in a clean, air tight container.
If you would like to download the free printable Candy Cane Play Dough Jar Labels, you can get them by clicking on the link below:
Here are some of our other favorite Play Dough Recipes:
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