Candy Cane Playdough Gift

21 Dec

Cooking playdough with kids is great. It’s quick, easy and they can play with it afterwards. It’s also a great way to introduce heat to your cooking with kids without the danger of the stove. Thomas enjoyed using his oven mitt to hold the bowl while he mixed the dough as it was cooking.

I saw these little pressies online somewhere on my travels and thought they were gorgeous. The perfect little Christmas gift for some of Thomas’ little friends!

We made 2 batches of playdough – one white and one red.

Playdough Recipe

2 cups plain flour

1 cup salt

4 tablespoons cream of tartar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups warm water

Food colouring (we used red for one batch and didn’t add any to the white)

We also added 2 tablespoons peppermint essence to the dough for the candy cane smell :-).

Put all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Mix ingredients together then microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and mix thoroughly. Return to microwave for 1 minute, then remove and mix again. Replace in microwave for another minute, remove and knead until smooth. Allow playdough to cool down.

To make gift, layer playdough in a glass jar. Tie a label and some Christmas cutters onto the jar … 🙂

Playdough is a great activity to help kids develop fine motor skills, imagination, creative expression, regulating emotions and sensory awareness.

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One Response to “Candy Cane Playdough Gift”

  1. Karin December 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    This is a great activity to do with kids and a lovely gift dor the little friends!

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