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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


Directions:
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!
Bern

8 comments:

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

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  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!

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  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...

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  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.

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  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:

    http://pinterest.com/f5th/run-run-as-fast-as-you-can/

    Have a happy rest of your week!

    :) Colleen

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

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

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  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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