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Holi-Dough

Play dough is an all time big hit in my apartment. My pet unicorn and I love to use our imaginations and create all sorts of fun things. Here are some of our favorite Christmas play doughs (aka “Holi-Doughs”… see what we did there?) They smell amazing and one of them even sparkles. Your kids are sure to have fun playing with their special festive doughs… and you will have time to clean up all of the Christmas dinner dishes. Perfect.

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Gingerbread Play-Dough

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Here is what you will need:

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

Saucepan

1 cup flour

2 tsp. Cinnamon

2 tsp. Ginger

1 tsp. Cloves

1 tsp. Nutmeg

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Directions

1.) Combine water, oil, salt, and cream of tartar in saucepan and heat until warm.

2.) Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg into bowl.

3.) Remove from heat and add flour and spices.

4.) Stir, then knead until smooth.

5.) Knead dough again until your play dough is smooth and looks like gingerbread dough.

6.) Play with your dough! (Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag. I like to use mason jars.)

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Candy Cane Dough

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Here is what you will need:

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

Red food coloring

Saucepan

1 cup flour

10-15 drops of Peppermint extract or oil

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Directions

1.) Combine water, oil, salt, peppermint oil or extract, and cream of tartar in saucepan and heat until warm.

2.) Remove from heat and add flour.

3.) Stir, then knead until smooth.

4.) Make a few cuts into your pile of dough with a butter knife and add a drop of red food coloring to each of them.

5.) Knead dough again until your play dough looks swirled red and white.

6.) Play with your dough! (Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag. I like to use mason jars.)

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Frozen Dough

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Here is what you will need:

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

Blue food coloring

Saucepan

1 cup flour

Blue, white, and irridescent glitter

Directions

1.) Combine water, oil, salt, and cream of tartar in saucepan and heat until warm.

2.) Remove from heat and add flour.

3.) Stir, then knead until smooth.

4.) Make 2-3 cuts into your pile of dough with a butter knife and add a drop of blue food coloring to each of them.

5.) Knead dough again until your play dough looks swirled blue and white.

6.) Sprinkle with glitter and knead again.

7.) Play with your dough! Build a snowman! (Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag. I like to use mason jars.)

Click to see a Video clip of my “Frozen Dough”…. the sparkles are just so pretty!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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