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 :)


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 . 


  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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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

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

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


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