Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread Play Dough


I saw a cute thing on Pinterest for gingerbread play dough, but the link didn't have a recipe.  We decided to mix up a few batches for the neighbor kids and friends and I kind of made it from a basic play dough recipe.  They look cute in little canning jars with some ribbon and a cookie cutter.  A fun gift or just a nice activity to do with your toddler!

Gingerbread Play Dough
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1-2 Tablespoons of various seasonal spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, allspice
2 Cups Water
2 Tablespoons oil
Food coloring - I did about 8 drops or red, 5 yellow & 2 blue.  If it's too light, add another drop of blue, too dark, add some more yellow

Mix dry ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Mix in liquid ingredients and stir until smooth.  Place pan on medium heat, stirring often until the mixture begins to form a ball (keep scraping the bottom portion of the pan as it begins to thicken).  Turn the ball out onto the counter and knead it a few times.  Allow it to cool completely on the counter before sealing it in a container so it does not get moldy.  Store in an airtight container or ziploc. 

FYI, Santa - I've now resorted to taking photos with my iPad!

2 comments:

  1. I so enjoy your blog and wonder how you manage to get so much done. Just added this to my Pinterest wall and FB. I think a lot of parents will like this idea!

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  2. Hi. Just got introduced to your blog and I must say...it's amazing how gifted you are and your creativity and passion show through your posts. Will look forward to your next posts :)

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