Homemade gifts like this Homemade Holiday Playdough with scents like gingerbread, sugar cookie & peppermint are so easy to make. See their faces light up when you give this fun little gift to all the kids on your list.
Homemade Holiday Playdough
Got little ones on your holiday list? I do! Between my 3 that still love fun little crafty things to all the neighbors around here & all my nieces & nephews….I probably have no less than 30 kids to buy something for. So I had a better idea – homemade gifts. I typically make homemade gifts for adults or maybe little treats for a family gift for the neighbors. But then I had the idea to make homemade playdough in holiday colors & scents. They are so cute & the kids just LOVE playing with them!!!
Have you ever made homemade playdough before? It’s so incredibly easy. I was able to make all 4 colors in less than 20 minutes. With just a few baking ingredients you probably already have on hand you can whip up enough of this to give out to every child on your list. With the red I used a gel food color called XMas Red & had to use the full 3 tsp to get it to that color. The green was just 2 tsp & the brown just 1. Obviously the white required no coloring added.
Homemade Holiday Playdough
- **For each color
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1-1/2 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp vegetable or canola oil
- 1-2 drops scent of choice
- 1-3 tsp gel food color depending on color
- Combine all ingredients in small saucepan
- Heat over low stirring constantly
- The mixture will become thick &ball up
- Once the dough is no longer wet, remove & place on a piece of parchment paper to cool
- Once it has cooled about 30 minutes it's ready to play with
- Repeat with remaining colors
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Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever?! Each one just smells so good- like all your favorite scents of the holiday. Be sure to check out the links below to find all the scents & colors to make these.
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I love home made playdough – how smart to make it for the holiday with matching colors and scents!
What did you use to scent the sugar cookie one?
Gina Kleinworth says
Since sugar cookies are typically made with a combination of almond extract and vanilla extract – you could use those. Or you can use sugar cookie oil scents as you could for the other fragrances for these.