Sunday, 15 December 2013

Homemade Candy Cane Playdough

                I posted a picture of my candy cane play dough I made this weekend on my personal facebook page. I had several people ask for the recipe so I decided to do a blog post about it. The great thing about homemade play dough is the opportunities are endless! We've made pumpkin pie, pizza, lemon poppy seed, and glitter play dough which all the children seem to enjoy. This candy cane play dough takes about 10 minutes to make, and did I mention you cook it in the microwave?


2 cups  All Purpose Flour
1 cup   Salt
2 cups  Water
1 tablespoon  Oil
1 teaspoon  Cream of Tartar
Food Coloring
*Peppermint Extract

*I didn't measure the peppermint extract, just poured about 3 tablespoons in the mix. 

                  Once you combine all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl cook the dough for two and a half minutes. Stir several times and cook for another two and a half minutes. After the dough is done cooking, take it out of the bowl and mix it together. Let cool.

                  After the play dough cools down it's ready to play with or be put in containers for gift giving! (If you notice the dough to be a little too soft you can add a little bit more flour and salt to the mix.) I bought small containers, cookie cutters, and candy canes from the dollar store to put in little holiday bags. They look so cute all packaged up and make a perfect gift for the holidays!

                                                                                                                       ---- Leslie Dionne