It’s snowing! Whoo! I wanted a simple craft that reflected the season and playdough came to mind. I made up a batch of gingerbread scented dough while the boys napped (even though H usually helps me).
2 c flour
1 c salt
4TBS cream of tartar
4 TBS vegetable oil
1 1/2 c Water
Food coloring (optional)
2 TBS cinnamon(I should have added a little more for a darker more gingerbread color)
1 TBS ground nutmeg
1 TBS ground ginger
2 TBS pumpkin pie spice
The mixture will thicken and change color a little. I usually remove it from the heat once it’s mostly the dark, harder consistency.
Plop it on some wax or parchment paper to cool. (I use our cutting boards.) I also smoosh it out so it cools quicker. Once it’s cool enough to handle I will knead it for several minutes until there are no lumps and it’s soft.
He also made a snowman!
This batch turned out a little drier than usual so next time I’ll add a tad more water but it’s still fun! Store in airtight container or bag and enjoy!