Candy Cane Play Dough Recipe

Here is a simple, NO COOK recipe for Candy cane play dough.  This is  such a FUN way for kids to play during the holiday season.

NO COOK candy cane play dough recipe

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Candy Cane Play Dough Recipe

To make candy cane play dough you will first want to make a batch of  white peppermint play dough.  We used our favorite no cook play dough recipe and then added peppermint extract.

Peppermint Play Dough Recipe

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 3/4 cups of cold water
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 3-5 drops of peppermint extract
In a bowl combine the flour and salt.  Then add the other ingredients and mix well.  Continue to knead until the play dough is formed.  If the dough is a touch sticky add a bit of flour.  If it is dry add a touch more water.  

Once the play dough is formed divide it in half.  Color one half red using food coloring or washable watercolors.  Watercolors will give you a richer color.  If using food coloring you will need to use a lot of it.  Once the dough is colored marble the red and white play dough together to create a candy cane effect.

No Cook Candy cane play dough

We also added white glitter to give our play dough a bit of sparkle.

My girls have had so much fun with this easy to make candy cane play dough.  Add cookie cutters for extra FUN!

candy cane play dough recipe

The more the play dough is handled the more the colors will swirl.  SO PRETTY!

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