“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Homemade gifts are one of my favorites gifts to give during the holiday season. I’ve always made our playdough at home. Nothing against the store bought playdough, but I know what the ingredients are and it’s fun for the kids.
Both my children love The Grinch…he’s been playing on our TV for the last few weeks. I thought what better way to entertain them on these frigid days then with a little homemade play dough with a touch of The Grinch.
Requiring only a few household ingredients and a few minutes of your time, it’s a perfect gift for classmates, and friends this holiday season.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 Tbsp oil (I use plain old vegetable oil)
- 2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
- Food coloring
- Optional: Essential Oils to add a Christmas scent. I chose Northern Lights Black Spruce and Holiday Joy, but you can choose the essential oil of your choice.
Add red food coloring to water and stir.
Add all ingredients into a pan. I chose Northern Lights Black Spruce for the green play dough.
Cook on medium heat stirring constantly to avoid large hard chunks. I like to flatten mine across the pan like a pancake and flip as the color starts to darken. Avoid overcooking to prevent dry play dough.
Repeat for the red playdough.
Roll the green playdough into a large ball. Use your fingers to create an indent for the red heart. Roll out a piece of the red playdough and shape into a heart.
Simple as that! You can store in a mason jar for up to two weeks.
The homemade playdough Grinch Edition is an inexpensive gift to share with your child’s classmates and friends this holiday season. It stores well, and smells amazing!