How to Make Gingerbread Play Dough

How to Make Gingerbread Play Dough


Kids love to help in the kitchen.  My kids help when I cook dinner.  He has his own apron and Knife Set.  With this, they can help make the dough and then play with it!!  This recipe uses food as the ingredients.  Some of the best time to make dough is when the weather is bad.  Kids get cooped up in the house and want something to do.  It’s too cold to go out so enjoy making this Gingerbread Play Dough together.  This dough is simple to make and has the added benefit of smelling great.  You can give your kids some Cookie Cutters to make fun objects.  Here is how to make Gingerbread Playdough.


My son, 6 years old, didn’t want to make the play dough.  Once I took out the ingredients he then wanted to help.  He’s played with the dough for close to an hour.  As you see in the pictures he was having a great time.  We saved the gingerbread play dough in a plastic bag.


The dough is smooth and soft.  This dough is easy to play with.  Finally, here is how to make Gingerbread Playdough.



How to make gingerbread play-doh. The best smelling play-doh ever. Soft and easy to play with.

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Gingerbread Play Dough

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup of water

Mix all ingredients together and knead until smooth.  Play and have fun. Keep in a Ziploc bag to use next time.










gingerbread doughFinished Dough



Having Fun on this cold day






Having fun on this cold day!



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While your cooking in the kitchen, let your kids play with this Gingerbread Play-doh. This will keep them busy so you have a bit of time to get things done.  Better yet, allow yourself to sit a minute and have a cup of coffee.


Comment below and let me know how much your kids liked this play-doh.  What did you use that time for?


Buy your kids there own Kids Cooking Set to make cooking with you and helping in the kitchen more fun.


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