Monday, December 3, 2012

Peppermint Play-Dough

I love how inexpensive and easy homemade play-dough is.  And during the holidays, I love playing with new varieties of this childhood treat.  This peppermint scented play-dough is perfect for Christmas and we've been enjoying it already. 

Don't be intimidated by the cooking time.  I used to worry that I'd burn it or my pans would never be the same.  But it's a fool proof recipe that is easy to make.

Bonus: Play-dough's a great activity for the kids to do while you're making dinner, on the phone, or just trying to capture a few moments of peace and quiet.  And it's occasionally fun for mom, too. 

Peppermint Play-Dough

5 1/2 c. flour
2 c. salt
8 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 c. vegetable oil
2-3 Tbsp. peppermint extract
4 c. water

optional: red food coloring, fine glitter

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick.
  3. Allow to cool slightly. 
  4. Work dough on a slightly floured surface, adding coloring or glitter as desired.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
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