Candy Cane Playdough

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Combine the fun of play dough with the great smell of candy canes. A great Christmas activity or super hand made gift to give!

Candy Cane Dough

Time: 15 minutes to prepare
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Playdough (see recipe below)
Peppermint extract or essential oil
Red food colouring
Christmas cookie cutters or other playdough tools
Small sandwhich bags
Candy Cane Playdough tags (if desired)

Make your favorite playdough or use the following recipe.
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 c. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar
5 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Mix all ingredients together and heat over low heat. Keep mixing until the dough gets sticky and appears to be drying on the side of the pot.
Let the dough cool.
Fold out on parchment paper or a cutting board. Knead until smooth.
Add peppermint extract or essential oil for desired smell. Knead into the dough.
Split dough in half.
Add silver or white glitter to your white dough if you
Add red colouring and red glitter to the other half of the dough. Knead until mixed well.

red and white dough

Get out the playdough toys and Christmas cookie cutters and play!

Candy Cane Dough

candy cane

If you wish to give Candy Cane Playdough away as a gift, take a small ball of each of the red and white dough. Roll out into a long worm shape.


Twist the red and white worms together.

braid and bag

Put into a bag or jar and ad a label.
Gift to a neighbour or friend!

This is a great stocking stuffer or gift to give neighbour or school friends!

Looking for other homemade gifts for Christmas? Try this magnetic fishing toy game, an I spy bag or magic ladder!

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