Gingerbread Playdough–Sensory Play Party

We are having fun with our gingerbread theme this week!!  We love play dough so much, and ginger has such a unique and strong scent, that I knew we had to make gingerbread playdough.  I used a very basic recipe and added ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon to it (Nutmeg and cloves would have been great too, but I don’t have any on hand)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp vegetable oil (I use canola)

Add everything in a medium sized pot, stir, heat on medium until it starts to stick together in a ball.  Promptly remove from pot.  Let it cool and then knead before handing it over to the kids!

This playdough turned out particularly soft and smooth.  I’m not a big fan of the ginger smell though…

I gave the boys some large craft sticks so they could make playdough gingerbread houses. 
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Royal got a bit into it (with some assistance) but this is about as far as we got.
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Logi-Bear used the sticks to make lines.
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We then got out some of our cookie cutters and rolled the playdough out.  Nothing like a pretend bakery!!  I think next time I’ll get out buttons and pom poms so we can decorate our pretend gingerbread men!
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Now for the fun part – sharing some posts from last week!!

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1. Candy Cane Scented Playdough from Where Imagination Grows
2. Aurora Borealis Sensory Bin from Babies in Deutschland
3. Recycled Sensory Play for Babies from Playful Learners
4. Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree from Crayon Box Chronicles

I hope you’ll join in on the sensory play party! We would love it if you’d add the button to your post, though it’s not required.

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