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Gingerbread Playdough Activity For Kids

Gingerbread Playdough Activity for Kids

Make this fun gingerbread playdough this Christmas. This is such a fun activity for kids and very easy to make.

Gingerbread is such an iconic smell of the holiday season! If you love decorating Gingerbread men and houses, you will love this Gingerbread Playdough! It’s really easy to make and your kids will have so much fun making and decorating the Gingerbread men. This would be such a great sensory activity to do for Christmas!

gingerbread playdough

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What you will need:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour

gingerbread playdough

How to make Gingerbread Playdough

Combine the salt, water, oil, cream of tartar, ginger, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling begins.

gingerbread playdough

Add the flour and lower the heat, stirring vigorously until the dough pulls away from the sides of the saucepan and begins to form a ball. There might appear to be small lumps of flour not blending in but these will blend during kneading. (We think the dough looks like refried beans.)

gingerbread playdough

gingerbread playdough

Remove from the heat and turn out onto parchment paper or wax paper. Allow to cool briefly.

gingerbread playdough

Knead well, having fun by rolling and punching. This will blend in the small lumps of flour.

gingerbread playdough

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before playing.

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