Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Scented Playdough

I have to admit that I've never made homemade playdough before. I have to say, I'm impressed! I thought it would come out greasy or grainy, but its just like the store bought stuff. Its also super easy to make. Since Christmas is next week, I wanted the playdough to smell like Christmas, so I made Peppermint Playdough and Gingerbread Playdough.

Peppermint Play-Dough
 (It really is pink, the pic is not the best)
What you'll need:
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Iodine Salt
  • 4 Teaspoons Cream of Tarter
  • 4 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cups Water 
  • 3 Teaspoons Peppermint Extract
  • Few drops red food coloring
~Add peppermint extract and red food coloring to water. Measure flour, salt, cream of tartar and vegetable oil into a heavy, medium size sauce pan. Pour water mixture into dry ingredients, mix well.
~Cook over low heat, stir the mixture contentiously until it begins to thicken and pull away from the sides of the sauce pan.
~ Remove the mixture from the burner. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, kneed until consistency of playdough. Store in a ziplock back up to a few weeks.

Gingerbread Play-Dough
What you'll need:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar or alum
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
~Combine the dry ingredients in a saucepan.  Add the water and oil and mix well.
~Cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to thicken and pull away from the sides of the sauce pan.
~Remove the mixture from heat and knead when cooled enough to handle.  Store in a ziplock bag when cooled to keep from drying out.  


April said...

hi! i'm following from the mom blog monday blog hop! i'd love if you could visit my blog and follow back :)

this looks like a fun project!


Jodi said...

Very cool! My kids love play dough. :)

I am a new follower of yours from the Mom Blog Monday blog hop.

Please stop by and follow back when you get a chance.


Mika said...

My daughter would love that!
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Erica K said...

I make homemade playdough but never thought of making it scented. Thanks for this post.

Also thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following back

Felicia said...

My daughter is going to love this! I am following you from the blog hop! I would love it if you followed me back!!

The Frugal Free Gal said...

Your newest follower! Would LOVE a follow back!

I may try this with my daughter after the holidays! :) She would love this!

Cindy said...

When my kids were younger we used to make play dough often...never thought to add different scents, probably tastes much better!

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Lesa said...

I wanna try this with my kids this week!
New follower from the relax and surf blog hop!