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Easy DIY Peppermint Playdough

If you need holiday craft inspiration to keep your kids busy this holiday season, you’re going to want to read on to find out how to make our easy DIY peppermint playdough!

My daughter LOVES to DIY it up. I mean she is ALL about the crafting. Whether we’re doing something as simple as cutting out snowflakes or cooking up a project that is a bit more involved, like this easy peppermint playdough recipe we’re sharing today, if we’re creating, she’s a happy girl. And this mama wants to foster that creative little brain of hers as much as I possibly can!

That is why I always try to have plenty of crafting supplies on hand so I can indulge her creative whims when the mood strikes! If you have a similarly creative kiddo, I just know you’re going to be all about today’s holiday kid craft. I mean what kid doesn’t love playdough? I’m not much of a kid anymore and I love it. Bwah!

So, without further adieu, let’s talk about how to make this easy peppermint playdough recipe…I promise it’s simple enough that even those without crafting prowess can tackle this DIY confidently! 

DIY Peppermint Playdough 

ingredients

Supplies:

1 cup water
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
1.5 tablespoons cream of tartar
1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 drops Therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil (2 drops per color)

Directions:

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1. Combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl and mix them.
2. Add in the water and vegetable oil and mix those as well.
3. Next mix in the therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil.
4. Pour half your mixture into a small sauce pan and add the red food coloring.
5. Turn your burner to medium heat.
6. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly with a spatula. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pot while stirring to make sure your mixture doesn’t burn.
7. After about 1 minute your mixture should be clumpy. When it is, form into a ball of playdough.

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8. Let your playdough cool on a plate for about 15 minutes before you use it.
9. Repeat steps 4-8 for the white playdough.
10. Always wash everyone’s hands after use so the little ones experience any unpleasantness if they rub their eyes.

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*Make sure you store your peppermint playdough in an airtight plastic bag or an airtight container. If it’s stored right, it can last up to 6 months!

So, there you have it, an easy DIY peppermint playdough recipe that will make your house smell like Christmas and keep your kids busy at the same time. You can’t beat that with a stick!

Yield: 16 oz.

Easy DIY Peppermint Playdough

This easy DIY peppermint playdough recipe is a perfect holiday craft for kids!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost Under $20

Materials

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 drops Therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil (2 drops per color)

Tools

  • small sauce pan

Instructions

    1. Combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl and mix them.

    2. Add in the water and vegetable oil and mix those as well.

    3. Next mix in the therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil.

    4. Pour half your mixture into a small sauce pan and add the red food coloring.

    5. Turn your burner to medium heat.

    6. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly with a spatula. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pot while stirring to make sure your mixture doesn’t burn.

    7. After about 1 minute your mixture should be clumpy. When it is, form into a ball of playdough.

    8. Let your playdough cool on a plate for about 15 minutes before you use it.

    9. Repeat steps 4-8 for the white playdough.

    10. Wash everyone’s hands after use so the little ones experience any unpleasantness if they rub their eyes.

Holiday Crafts for Kids

And for more holiday crafts to keep the kids entertained, check out some of our very favorites below! We’re all about cutting down on screen time and amping up the creative play this time of year. With so many fun holiday kids crafts around, that isn’t very hard to do! 

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