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Recipe for Minion play dough

minion play dough - the gingerbread house

This morning we shared the fun we’ve been having with the new Ravensburger Minions Movie Jigsaw Puzzle. We love those little yellow Minions so thought we’d make our own Minion play dough.

Recipe for Minion play dough:

150g plain flour
100g salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
140ml water

How to make Minion play dough:

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add the oil and half the water and mix well. Stir a sachet of lemonade flavoured drink mix powder Kool Aid with the remaining water until the powder has dissolved and add to the play dough. Combine well, using your hands as necessary, until a dough has formed.

When you are happy with your yellow Minion dough set up an invitation to play. I added some empty Kinder Egg shells, different sized craft sticks and googly eyes on a tray and left it out for my children to discover.

minion play dough

We love play dough and themed play dough seems to add an extra dimension for my two. They were happy covering the Kinder Egg shells with the play dough, rolling the play dough into balls and adding sticks for arms and legs. My 5 year old enjoyed making his own Minions.

play dough minionsMy 3 year old did too (although hers weren’t quite so recognisable!).

play dough minions


You may be interested in our other Minion posts:

How to make minions from kinder eggs

Ravensburger Minions Movie Jigsaw Puzzle

10 minion crafts for kids

making minion balloons


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    June 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    This is so cute! #pinitparty

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    June 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Great play dough, such a fab idea!


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    Let kids be kids
    June 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    My children love the minions, they would love to make these. Great idea and looks fun.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    Tarana Khan
    June 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    This looks like a fun activity! We love the Minions too, must try this some time.

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    Clare's Little Tots
    June 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Do you know we’ve never watched Despicable Me but my own little girl still knows what Minions are and points them out whenever she sees them. I love how yellow this came out, #LetKidsBeKids

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    Laura at Mommy Maleta
    June 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Love these precious pics of your kids & their minions! Thanks for linking up your creativity at the Thoughtful Spot!

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    Parenting Pin It Part #109 - Mummy Alarm
    June 15, 2015 at 11:33 am

    […] up, is a craft that will make all minion fans’ hearts beat a little bit faster: it’s minion play dough! I’m a sucker for homemade play dough and this a super simple recipe that you can rustle up […]

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    June 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Lucas says – I LOVE Minions and they always make me giggle. This is such an awesome idea. High-5’s lil’ dude and dudette!!! Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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    The Minions Are Taking Over! Minion Recipes, Activities, Crafts and More! - Moments With Mandi
    July 3, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    […] Minion Play Dough recipe from The Gingerbread House […]

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