Christmas play dough recipe

This Christmas play dough recipe is inspired by the Christmas-flavoured sugar I make each year to go on our Christmas-movie-popcorn. The sugar smells exactly like Christmas, with a blend of herbs and spices that fills the house with a festive feeling and, as I often have play dough on my brain, I thought why not try it for a Christmas play dough recipe?

Super Christmas play dough recipe - smells like Christmas spices. Great for sensory play and fine motor skills activities

Christmas Day play dough recipe

Play dough is just fantastic – a super sensory play material that feels good, smells good, doesn’t make too much mess and my kids love it.

It’s great as a calm-down activity for giddy, festive kids, and put together with some Christmas cookie cutters it makes a lovely Christmas gift .

Here’s the recipe with the special blend of herbs and spices that smells exactly like Christmas.

Christmas play dough recipe

Start by filling your salt with all the Christmas flavour. Take one cup of salt and add:

1. the zest of an orange or two clementines

2. some vanilla pod

3. a good grating of nutmeg

4. three cloves

5. some ground cinnamon

6. a bay leaf

Christmas play dough recipe

Blitz this with a blender until everything is chopped, mixed and smelling wonderful.

Christmas play dough recipe

Add two cups of plain (all purpose) flour…

Christmas play dough recipe

two tablespoons of vegetable oil and two tablespoons of cream of tartar.

Christmas play dough recipe

Pour in one and a half cups of boiling water…

Christmas play dough recipe

and some food colouring. Red? Gold? Green? Then mix it and form it into a dough.

Christmas play dough recipe

Add some extra shine to the play dough recipe by pouring in a little glycerine.

Christmas play dough recipe

Add a good dash of glitter for some festive sparkle. Knead the dough for a few minutes and then you’re done.

Wrap the play dough in a plastic bag and it will last into the new year.

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