Christmas Play Dough Recipes

Here is a SIMPLE way to make a variety of Christmas scented play dough.  This is our favorite play dough recipe.  It only requires two base ingredients and no cooking!

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Christmas Play Dough 
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We made these play dough varieties using the same base recipe that we used to make snow dough.  I am telling you this really is one dough recipe that you must try!  It is so easy to make and amazingly soft.

Christmas Play Dough 
We used:
Optional addition- glitter

Add the desired amount of corn starch to a bowl.  I used two 16 oz boxes of corn starch, and it produced a lot of dough.  Slowly mix lotion into the starch until the desired dough consistency is reached.  You can add more or less lotion to give you different dough consistencies.  I used a full 20 oz bottle of lotion, and it gave me an amazingly soft and glorious play dough


Once the dough is mixed divide it into equal parts.  We divided our dough into four bowls so that we could make four play dough varieties.  In one bowl I added yellow watercolors and a few drops of vanilla extract to give us sugar cookie play dough

Sugar cookie play dough recipe

In another bowl I mixed green watercolors and peppermint extract to make peppermint play dough.  Red watercolors and a few sprinkles of cinnamon spice gave us cinnamon play dough.  To make the gingerbread play dough I used brown watercolors along with cinnamon spice, nutmeg, and clove.  To get the perfect gingerbread aroma you will want to use more cinnamon than the other spices

Gingerbread play dough recipe

Rosie and Jewel have been having lots of fun with our homemade play dough varieties


 I have been pulling one out at a time and setting up different invitations to create.  This has been keeping the girls engaged longer.  Adding buttons to the gingerbread play dough and setting up a cookie decorating activity with the sugar cookie dough are two examples of ways to extend the play.

A Few Tips-  You can use food coloring to color the dough, but liquid watercolors will produce a MUCH richer color.  If using food coloring you will want to use a lot to get vibrant dough varieties.  The watercolors are also washable and won't stain the skin during the mixing process. 

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