Gingerbread Playdough

by Stella Dengler

I love gingerbread playdough because it smells so nice and it also doesn’t leave your hands nearly as dry as ordinary playdough, and it’s easy to make. It also reminds me of Christmas, my favorite holiday. I have fun pretending to make gingerbread cookies! The gingerbread playdough lasts about a month in the fridge. Gingerbread playdough makes a great gift too! You can give it to your siblings, friends, cousins, etc. Make sure you ask an adult before you use the stove, it’s just as important to be safe as it is to have fun. I hope you love this gingerbread playdough as much as I do!

Supplies you will need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
Medium saucepan, measuring cups,
measuring spoons, and mixing spoon

Directions :
1 In a medium saucepan, stir together flour, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
2 mix in the water and oil, then stir until the mixture thickens like batter.
3 cook mixture on low or medium heat on the stove until a thick dough forms.
4 place the dough on parchment paper, allow to cool to the touch, then knead until smooth.
When done playing, put dough in a plastic zip bag and store in the fridge.

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