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Homemade Holiday Playdough

Homemade Holiday Playdough with scents like gingerbread, sugar cookie & peppermint
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • **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