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Gingerbread Man Play Dough

The holidays are coming and it’s a wonderful time for all activities sensory for the little ones. Children can experience the scent of ginger and cinnamon with this Gingerbread Man Play Dough recipe. Put a set together for a gift, an activity center for your preschoolers or during parties for the youngest guests.

Gingerbread Man Dough - preschool invitation to play sensory activity for the holidays

Gingerbread Man Play Dough

I’m sure you know how to make a play dough recipe so I’ll just show you the basics. The directions are below. Be aware – even though the cloud dough is in crumbles, it can be easily molded into a ball or any shape you desire.

Gingerbread Man Play Dough ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons flour (I used whole wheat but you can also use all-purpose)

mixing Gingerbread Man Play DoughHere’s a link to the gingerbread man cookie cutter show. It’s a nice one for little hands to hold and use.

Gingerbread Man Play Dough

Gingerbread Man Play DoughDirections:

1.  Place the cornstarch, baking soda and spices into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
2.  Add the water, oil, and molasses and mix well.
3.  Add the flour and mix until the dough becomes crumbly. (Add another tablespoon of flour if the dough is still
too sticky).
Gingerbread Man Play DoughEven though the cloud dough is in crumbles, it can be easily molded into a ball or any shape you desire.

Gingerbread Man Play DoughUse cookie cutters, googly eyes, buttons, bows, etc to create hours of gingerbread fun!This will keep kiddos busy!

Gingerbread Man Play Dough

Happy Holidays!

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Jessica

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Hi I have a question and would like to send a photo.