Holiday Play Dough

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Debber

Get out the cookie cutters to make ornaments--all through the year. Make little hearts for Valentines, shamrocks for March, empty tomb for Easter, pilgrim scene for Thanksgiving, nativity scene for Christmas. Have fun!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium sauce pan, mix dry ingredients, then add liquids.
  2. Cook over medium heat until a soft, lumpy ball forms (it happens VERY quickly).
  3. Remove from heat; cool for 30 minutes (drape a dish towel over the pot); knead by hand until dough is smooth.
  4. Store in an air-tight container OR it can be frozen (and refrozen several times).
  5. IDEAS: This dough can also be dried and then painted with tempera paints.
  6. ANOTHER IDEA: The food coloring can be left out of the cooking step, and be added in the kneading stage instead (for extra mess and fun!).
  7. ONE MORE IDEA: Add several drops of vanilla or lemon extract/oil for a nice smell.
  8. CLEAN UP IS EASY: Lay some waxed paper on the tabletop.
  9. FINISH UP: Varnish or shellac your finished creation to preserve it!

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