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 the Candy Cane Play Dough and give that as a gift…or you can fill the jar with the dry ingredients to make the Play Dough and let your recipients make it at home. I will share the printables tomorrow for the Candy Cane Play Dough Gift Kit. Either way, I think it is a fun and unique gift idea for kids.
To make the Candy Cane Play Dough you will need the following:
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 Play Dough 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.
Here are some of our other favorite Play Dough Recipes:
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