‘Tis the season for fun, festive playdough! Unique, holiday themed playdough is a great way to keep the little ones busy while you catch up on holiday preparations. While I addressed Christmas cards, my boys dug their hands into a fresh batch of minty Candy Cane Playdough. Here’s how you can make it at home with just 6 ingredients!
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Candy Cane Playdough
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- peppermint essential oil
- red food dye
1. Whisk 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, ½ cup salt, 1 tsp Cream of Tartar, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and a few drops of red food dye in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until a ball forms. Remove the playdough from the saucepan and add 3-5 drops of peppermint essential oil. Knead well!
2. Repeat the directions, omitting the food dye this time to make white playdough.
Paired with seasonal cookie cutters and a homemade playdough mat, playdough is a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that is guaranteed to be well-received!