Gingerbread Playdough DIY

I’ve recently rediscovered the pleasure of making playdough.  No really it’s a lot of fun to make.  You can add texture, colour and scent and children look at you like some kind of genius when you produce new playdough for every occasion.

Today’s occasion is – the last day before Dottrie returns to school, Mummy is exhausted and doesn’t want to play with Barbies or lego anymore 🤣

Unlike store bought playdough, homemade stuff washes out of clothes and furniture pretty well.  It’s great for strengthening little hands but particularly with gingerbread playdough, you must be careful that little ones don’t eat it, especially since it will smell and look very edible!

You will need

1 cup of plain flour

1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

2 teaspoons of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of salt

1 cup of water


  • Put all the dry ingredients into a pan and mix together

  • Add the oil and water and mix again

  • Cook on a medium heat, stirring constantly.  It will go lumpy at first but stick with it and keep scraping the bottom of the pan

  • Once the playdough has come together in a ball, remove from the pan – be careful as it will be quite hot

  • Once the dough has cooled a little, knead it until smooth

Dorothy LOVES this playdough and it’s reignited her love for her play kitchen.  I’ll keep the playdough in a jar and expect it will last for about a week.

Love Rachel ❤


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