Peppermint Playdough

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-togethers and stocking stuffers.

Plus it smells like candy canes!!!

Make your own Peppermint Playdough.

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.

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.

This homemade Peppermint Playdough will keep kids busy.

Ways to have fun with this play dough

Playdough is a versatile and entertaining material that can be used for a wide range of activities. Here are some fun and creative things you can do with playdough:

Sculpting: Use playdough to create sculptures of animals, people, objects, or imaginative creatures. This can be a great way to develop fine motor skills and creativity.

Playdough Puzzles: Create shapes or objects and then cut them into pieces. Challenge kids to put the pieces back together like a puzzle.

Playdough Pizza Parlor: Roll out the playdough and let kids make their own pizzas with various toppings. This is a great activity for imaginative play.

Letter and Number Formation: Use playdough to shape letters and numbers. This helps with early literacy and numeracy skills.

Imprint Nature Objects: Go on a nature walk and collect leaves, twigs, and other small items. Press them into the playdough to create unique textures and designs.

Playdough Animals: Shape playdough into different animal forms. Add details like eyes, ears, and tails to make them come to life.

Mini Playdough Worlds: Create small scenes or worlds using playdough. This could be a beach scene with shells and sea creatures, or a miniature garden with flowers and bugs.

Playdough Monsters: Encourage kids to create their own unique monsters with different shapes, colors, and features.

Playdough Color Mixing: Provide different colored playdough and let kids experiment with mixing them to create new colors.

Playdough Beads: Roll small pieces of playdough into beads and string them onto a piece of yarn or dental floss to make a bracelet or necklace.

Playdough Stamps: Press stamps or textured objects into the playdough to create interesting patterns and shapes.

Playdough Mosaics: Roll out flat sheets of playdough and use small pieces to create mosaic-style designs or pictures.

Playdough Pretend Cooking: Mold playdough into different food shapes and arrange them to create a playdough meal.

Playdough Aliens or Robots: Challenge kids to make imaginative extraterrestrial beings or futuristic robots.

Fingerprint Art: Press fingers or thumbs into the playdough to create patterns or make little characters.

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