Gingerbread Playdoh/ Pumpkin Spice Playdoh

7 Jan

We had a great time making Gingerbread Playdoh this past December.

If you haven’t noticed yet we love making arts and crafts from things that we have around our kitchen.  Playdoh happens to be one of our favorites to make.  🙂  I have been making it regularly with Elijah for almost a year now.  We usually make some sort of Koolaid Play-doh.  It is fast and very easy!  This is the recipe I have used for years.

Playdoh makes an excellent activity for developing motor skills.

Last month I decided to get a little more creative than just making another batch of Koolaid Playdoh.  We made Gingerbread Playdoh and it was so much fun to make.  Quick too!

Gingerbread Playdoh Recipe:

Combine together in a saucepan 2 c. flour, 1 c. salt, 4 t. cream of tartar, 2 T. cinnamon, 4 t. ground ginger, 2 t. ground nutmeg, 2 t. ground cloves.  Then add 2 c. water, 1/4 c. oil, and 2 orange extract (you can skip this if you don’t have any).  Stir all together and you should have what resembles a type of batter.  Cook over medium heat until a thick dough forms.  Knead on parchment paper until smooth.  *Be careful not to let your child touch it until it has cooled slightly.  Enjoy!

This is the way we need the Play-doh.

You can also easily make Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie scented playdoh by replacing all of the spices lifted above with around 3 T. of Pumpkin Pie or Applie Pie spice.  The recipe can also easily be cut in half but this makes a nice amount to share with friends.  (We actually had some friends drop by the day after we made this.  It was great to be able to share it with them.)


I think Gingerbread Playdoh is a new Christmas Tradition in our home.



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