Playdough is one of those sensory tools every mom needs to have on hand. It keeps the kids busy, fulfills their need for tactile stimulation, and can go just about anywhere. This peppermint playdough is super easy and makes a great activity for holiday get together and stocking stuffers. plus it smells like candy canes.
Make your own Peppermint Playdough.
- 2 cup plain flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 tbs melted coconut oil
Mix food dye into the water for easier spreading of color. Toss into your mixer and let it spin and knead until you have a thick dough. Store in air tight containers. You can swap out the flour for any gluten free flour of your choice for a gluten free peppermint playdough.
Now you have some peppermint scented playdough grab some cookie cutters, rubber stamps, or other fun goodies and start having some fun with your own Peppermint Playdough.
Make a batch of white peppermint playdough and make pretty candy canes for your Christmas tree this year. Simply create and let dry overnight for a fun homemade Christmas ornament. The color and fragrance of this playdough brings to mind candy canes so popular during the holiday season.
Homemade playdough is a simple and frugal activity that will keep kids content for hours at a time when the weather turns cold. The tactile sensory stimulation helps children behave better making this a great option for offering the children at your Christmas party.