We’ve been having lots of fun with Christmas activities this week…
Tori’s gingerbread play dough reindeer…
Santa paper plate packing popcorn craft. I used googly eyes, a pink pom pom for the nose, and a shaped pipe cleaner for the mouth
Tori and Katie pretend to eat their gingerbread babies…
They pasted their eaten gingerbread babies in their booklets.
We made homemade play dough!
Super easy play dough recipe:
- 2 cups AP flour
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 1 T cream of tartar
Mix ingredients gently, folding all the flour in, over low/medium heat in a nonstick pan until formed into a ball.
Knead carefully (it’s hot!) until desired elasticity.
Spices. Sprinkle in some cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger for gingerbread play dough – or apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice – or whatever you love.
Essential Oil. We love using Citrus, Peppermint, or Lavender.
Glitter or Food Coloring. Sparkle and color just add to the fun!
My kids like to play with the play dough while it’s still warm.
How to Use:
We use all sorts of fun tools like real cookie cutters (love these alphabet and numbers cookie cutters!), rolling pins, dough tools that extrude, squish, and cut it.
We have two Activity Centers that provide stencils and working surfaces to keep my floor clean.
Store in an airtight container or zipper bag. We keep ours in the fridge to stay fresh longer.
The Zookeeper says
Looks like some wonderful fun!!!!!! I tried to “make homemade play doh” one time and that was enough!!!!!! LOL it was HORRIBLE…… Glad yours turned out better than mine!!