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Holiday Play-Dough: Gingerbread & Peppermint

3 Dec

During the month of December in Kindergarten I used to always have a play-dough center…  We’d have these lovely smelling doughs available for cookie cutting, tower building, and snake making fun!  I am going to try to make some for the boys this weekend because I know they will love it!!!  I’ll take a picture once I’ve made some, or better yet, post your pics after you’ve made some on Mommyapolis’ facebook page and I’ll post them here!

Gingerbread Play-Dough

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

2tsp. cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 tsp. vegetable oil

spices- cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Just try out different amounts of spices until you get the scent and color you desire.  We used a lot of cinnamon!!!!  Mix the water and oil together in a separate bowl and then add them to the dry ingredients.  Cook the mixture on low for 3-5 minutes or when the mixture starts to stick together like a ball.  Take it out of the pan and knead it until it is soft and smooth.  Let it cool before the little ones play with it!

Peppermint PlayDough

2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons peppermint extract
glitter (optional, but oh so fun)

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of
the pan. Form dough into a ball, sprinkle with glitter and knead until it is soft and smooth.  Cool completely before allowing little hands to play with it!

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