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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Preschool Fun: Gingerbread Play Dough

It's Gingerbread Week here in Diva Land!

To kick things off the Lil Divas & I made some

This is another great smelling easy play dough recipe.
I was inspired by The Imagination Tree's recipe
I added some more spice because my girls like it strong.
P.S. If you have not made any of her play dough-
you must try it!

Gingerbread Play Dough Recipe:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tbs. cream of tartar
3 tbs. ginger
2 tbs. cinnamon
2 tbs. nutmeg
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1.5 cups boiling water

Note: I have cooked this play dough on the stovetop and right in a bowl with boiling water that I microwaved - both worked well.

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a pan or bowl.
2. Add in the vegetable oil.
3. Add boiling water and mix. Allow some cooling time - it will be hot to the touch!
4. Knead until mixture is soft and not sticking to your fingers, bowl, work surface, etc...
You may need to add some extra flour - I put some right onto my counter and knead it there.

Sniff & Enjoy your play dough!

The Lil Divas used gingerbread man shaped cookie cutters to make Gingerbread Boys & Girls.

They added details by using wiggly eyes, sequins, beads and pom poms.

Enjoy this yummy smelling play dough!


  1. Ah how sweet! And perfect for the Christmas season.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. I love the gingerbread playdough! It smells fantastic! I'm going to have to try making it with the boiling water, it would be so much easier!

  3. Sounds like something fun to try! Can you let it dry out like regular play-doh? Just thinking how cute their gingerbread men look...

  4. This is cute. Our elf is going to bring a gingerbread house for my son, so this would be a fun activity to go along with it.

  5. Love this!

    Pinned two of the photos from your post with direct links back to you on my Run, Run As Fast as You Can...board on Pinterest:

    Have a happy rest of your week!

    :) Colleen

  6. Aww, those are adorable!
    Popping in from Play Academy Linky :)

  7. They look so good that I can practically smell them through the computer!

  8. The kids at our preschool really enjoyed this. If out too long it does seem to dry out a little, not sure what to add to it so it does not dry out so soon. Any suggestions???

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