It’s pretty obvious from the name of my blog that I love gingerbread. Mmmm, so many happy memories are associated with the very smell! My children adore playdough, it’s probably one of their top 3 favourite activities, so I thought I would make them some gingerbread playdough. We often make our own playdough as it’s cheap and lasts a long time. If you’re looking for ideas on how to play with playdough, take a look at our free printable gingerbread playdough mats.
This is my tried and tested no-cook playdough recipe:
150g plain flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Easy gingerbread playdough recipe
I put all the ingredients into a bowl and mixed with a wooden spoon. When everything was mixed and very sticky I kneaded it by hand until a dough was formed. Then I added a pinch of ginger, cinnamon and all spice to give it an authentic smell and make the house smell lovely too.
My children love this spiced version of playdough and it’s great for sensory play. When I asked my son what he thought he said it “smelled like cakes”.
My daughter has recently received a play kitchen so she’s been in heaven playing cook, “just like mummy”. They’ve both been baking batches of gingerbread men with cookie cutters and buttons instead of currants.
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