Make these Homemade Gingerbread Playdough Gift Kits. They make the perfect, inexpensive gift idea for kids and family.
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. It 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 Playdough. 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.
To download a copy of the Gingerbread Play Dough Gift Kit Labels click on the link below:
Gingerbread Playdough Gift Jar Printables
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 Playdough 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 Playdough” 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!
You could also make up the playdough and then give it away already made in the jars. Either way, it’s a fun and inexpensive gift idea that allows children to use their creativity and imaginations!
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What a great idea to make scented Play Dough. This is a super project to make while also teaching kids to ‘cook’.
Thank you! I love involving the kids in creative play and learning to cook a great way to bond with your kids!
Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor says
That is such a great idea and would me awesome gifts!! Sharing and Pinning for later. :)
Thank you so much Marti! I always appreciate a nice comment and a pin!
I love it! Thanks so much!
Thank you Holly! xo
Rachael W says
Thanks for sharing! I love this idea and think I will be doing this with my kids very soon. What size is the attached cookie cutter?
You are welcome Rachael! The cookie cutter is 2 inches.
Thanks for a great and inexpensive idea for Christmas gifts. I will be making these for the kids in my Sunday School class.
Oh good! I am happy to hear that! You are welcome!
This is a great idea! I can hardly wait to give these to my son’s preschool group :) What size jar did you use? Thank you!
Great idea, granddaughter will love this, she likes to play with any kind of dough, this will be good!!! I will let you know how it turns out!!!
What if the kids eat the play dough?
It should be fine. It is edible…not that you would want to eat it. It will be really salty!
Amanda Parham-Hall says
These are great! Where did you get the adorable little metal Gingerbread man cookie cutter?
At Target…I also saw some in a package at Michaels!
Kelly strother says
Could you email this to me
gail smith says
Hi LOVE LOVE LOVE this. thank you from sunny South Africa.
What size of jar did you use?
a pint jar
HI there! I was about to put these together for my grandkids when I noticed a difference in measurement for the vegetable oil on the printable recipe vs. the recipe above. Is it 2 Tbsp. of 1-1/2 Tbsp. of Vegetable Oil? Thanks so much for this great idea, printable and recipe. I can hardly wait to make this with and play with my grandkiddos.
Rachel Radue says
Where did you get your string? I need it for several projects you’ve posted and Id really love to get that exact red and white twine. Thanks for any help you can offer
I just found it at my local craft store…but if you can’t find it, I found some for you on amazon that is very similar to the one I have. http://amzn.to/1Ev0LrD
Carol B says
Can these be baked and used as ornaments?
Yes! You can let them dry out too!
Melissa Webster says
What size jars did you use?! This looks amazing and easy!
Are you kidding me?!!! I LOVE this idea! It’s definitely at the top of my homemade gifts this year! My granddaughter goes through a lot of playdough. It’s been her favorite thing to play with since we introduced it at around the age of 2. She’s 6 now, and has become quite creative with it. She let’s her masterpiece harden and moves on to the next. But she’s not the only one. We have 9 grandchildren now, all of whom love to play with play dough. (Who doesn’t!) The different scent’s is genius. I’m going to have some fun with this and so will they. Thanks for sharing!
The Idea Room Assistant says
Judi-So HAPPY that you like this idea!