Play Dough has always been one of my kids favorite activities. I LOVE Play Dough almost as much as my kids do (sometimes I don’t love the mess…). We have an awesome Homemade Play Dough Recipe that we like to experiment with and make different scents. Play Dough is pretty easy to make and this play dough has a great texture and consistency. This is the recipe my mom made with us when we were growing up.
This time I thought it would be fun to try and make a Gingerbread scented Play Dough. You guys…this smells amazing! It also feels like a nice, smooth Gingerbread Dough. I could play with this alongside the kids for a long time and not get bored.
Gingerbread Play Dough
1 cup Flour
1/4 cup Salt
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 cup Water
2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
1 tsp ground Nutmeg
1 tsp ground Cloves
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp ground Ginger
- Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan.
- Cook slowly over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- While stirring the play dough will begin to form into a ball. When it is all incorporated remove the dough from the heat.
- Let the dough cool to the touch so that you can knead it.
Makes about 2 cups.
Store in an airtight container.
Should last for several months.
I also thought it would be fun to put a little twist on this and turn it into a fun gift idea for kids. In the past we have given away Play Dough that has already been made to some of the kids friends, like this Peppermint Play Dough or this Pumpkin Spice Play Dough. How fun would it be to give someone a jar of “Homemade Play Dough” that they can make with their own family?
I simply filled the jar with all the dry ingredients (leaving out the water and the oil). Then I printed out these fun labels and attached them to the jar. Then I attached a little Gingerbread Cookie Cutter to go along with the gift. I LOVE that this is a different and fun gift idea…and as far as I know…I haven’t seen this done yet with Play Dough!
To download a copy of the Gingerbread Play Dough Gift Kit Labels click on the link below:
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