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Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

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We created the best smelling playdough this weekend that is perfect for the holidays. I’ve got the recipe for this Gingerbread Playdough for you, and a fun printable gingerbread man playdough mat that you can print and laminate for your little ones. I also did a video tutorial of this recipe, which you can see here on my Youtube channel.

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Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

I love making homemade playdough. Technically, you do have to “cook” this version, but it takes just a few minutes. It also includes cream of tartar. If you like making homemade playdough, I always try to just keep some on hand.

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

Here’s the full list of supplies you’ll need-

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

To make it, start by whisking together your dry ingredients and adding them to a pot.

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

Add in the water and oil, and mix well. Cook playdough on medium-low for just a few minutes until dough begins to thicken and forms a ball.

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

Remove from the heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle. Finish the dough by kneading it by hand. If the dough is still too sticky, add flour a little at a time and knead through.

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

There you have it, homemade gingerbread playdough!

You can find the supplies for this on Amazon!

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

You can see the video tutorial here-

Gingerbread Playdough + Gingerbread Man Playdough Mat

If you’d like to print this gingerbread man playdough mat, you can sign up for my email list below. It will be sent right to your email!

You might also like this Gingerbread Playdough Gift in a Jar with Playdough Gift Tags

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