Is this baking cookies or making playdough! Whether you love baking gingerbread man cookies, are planning a gingerbread theme lesson, or just love anything scented, our newest gingerbread playdough recipe is the answer. Our playdough recipes are really popular, and this year I wanted to come up with a gingerbread playdough. Enjoy the scented sensory play of gingerbread this season!

HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH

PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITIES

Playdough is an excellent addition to your preschool activities! Even create a busy box from a ball of homemade gingerbread playdough, a small rolling pin, and accessories for cutting out a gingerbread playdough man.

Check out more fun playdough activities!

EXPAND THE PLAYTIME WITH MATH:

  • Turn playdough into a counting activity and add dice! Roll and place the correct amount of items on the playdough gingerbread men!
  • Make it a game and the first one to 20, wins!
  • Or grab our free Math worksheets below to practice numbers 1 to 10…

FREE CHRISTMAS MATH WORKSHEETS

GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

Want to know how to make gingerbread playdough without cooking? Check out our no cook playdough recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour

HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH

STEP 1. Combine the salt, water, oil, cream of tartar, ginger, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling begins.

STEP 2. Add the flour and lower the heat, stirring vigorously until the dough pulls away from the sides of the saucepan and begins to form a ball.

There might appear to be small lumps of flour not blending in but these will blend during kneading. (We think the dough looks like refried beans!)

STEP 3. Remove from the heat and turn out onto parchment paper or wax paper. Allow to cool briefly.

STEP 4. Knead well, having fun by rolling and punching. This will blend in the small lumps of flour.

TIP: Store the gingerbread playdough in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before playing.

MORE FUN GINGERBREAD ACTIVITIES

MAKE GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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