GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH

 Crafts and messy play is always the first thing on Nila’s list of things she wants to do . We love crafting and creating little master pieces and spend every morning before school getting our hands messy.



We recently made some gingerbread playdough and honestly , it smelt incredible , I do think Nila wanted to try it out and have a taste test so we will have to make the real things next week when they break up :)



WHAT YOU WILL NEED


8 tablespoons of plain flour

2 teaspoons of salt

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

2 teaspoons of oil

6 teaspoons of water 

Ginger spice



Nila is great at this and is such a big girl doing it all by herself , it’s a great way to help little ones with counting and their concentrating skills improve so much when they are helping with things like this .



To make , add the flour ,salt and mix , then add the rest and mix mix mix,  then add your ginger and it’s as easy at that.

We made gingerbread men , snowmen , we made a really cool  imaginative play area and had tons of fun .

 


Once your done playing , pop it in a air tight container and your good to go for the next play session :) it lasts for ages . 

The oil will come to the top a bit  , almost like it does with peanut butter in a jar, just give it a good mix and its all set again . 

8 comments

  1. I think I would have to fight this out of the children's mouths! But it is such a great idea. We are planning on making gingerbread men this week actually x

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  2. I love the smile (and test) of gingerbread so this would have made me so hungry. But a nice festive version to play with x

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  3. This sounds really cool. I bet it smells much nicer than regular playdough! I bet she can't wait to taste the real thing next week too :D

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  4. What a great idea, we used to make our own playdough and the kids would be entertained for ages, never thought of gingerbread playdough though

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  5. Aww this is so lovely, we have not done a play dough for the festive period but we need to recreate this.

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  6. What a fabulous idea! I tend to make real gingerbread cookies and my kids enjoy playing with that, so I know they would love to make a similar version as a playdough

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  7. Ooooh I can almost smell it! It looks like you had sp much fun, have a great Christmas! Kaz

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  8. It's a great idea but I would worry that my kids would want to eat it LOL

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