Gingerbread Playdough

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).
image

Playdough Recipe:
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
Or
2 TBS pumpkin pie spice

Mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl. In your pan on the stove top mix your wet ingredients (and food coloring) then add in dry. Mix it all up and then cook over medium heat.
image

The mixture will thicken and change color a little. I usually remove it from the heat once it’s mostly the dark, harder consistency.

image

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.

Then it’s time to play! We used cookie cutters, buttons, and googly eyes.
image

H liked making the “dinderbed man” as he said.
image

He also made a snowman!

image

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!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s