Playdough is an easy sensory play activity to set up. There are so many ways to create and explore with it. The best Christmas playdough recipes here will give you options to make holiday scented, creativity rich experiences.
Christmas Playdough Recipes:
This Scented Gingerbread Playdough is our personal favourite. It smells so much like actual gingerbread dough and rolling and cutting the dough is a great sensory activity.
We really enjoyed this Snow Playdough. I set out other items with it to encourage exploration and the kids made snowmen, snowflakes and white trees with it and especially enjoyed the glittery dough.
Our Peppermint Essential Oil Christmas Playdough was one of our favourite playdough activities ever. I set out some items to encourage exploration and the kids created for hours.
Did you know that you could make playdough in the microwave?! Give it a try with this Frozen Inspired Elsa microwave playdough.
Our gluten free Candy Cane Playdough is perfect for families who need to avoid gluten due to allergies or sensitivities.
This “Easiest Recipe” Christmas Playdough from Teaching Mama looks like one of those no fail ones, which are always good to try.
If you’re looking for a recipe that can do double duty, this Candy Cane Play Dough Soap and Bubble Bath from STEAM Powered Family may be just what you’re looking for.
I like how this Chocolate Reindeer Playdough from Fantastic Fun and Learning combines natural items from the outdoors with the playdough to create all kinds of opportunity for imaginative play.
This Christmas Cranberry Playdough from Natural Beach Living is a no cook recipe.
The Hot Chocolate Playdough from Fireflies + Mud Pies is adorable, especially the mini marshmallows.
I bet this Chocolate & Cherry Reindeer Playdough from Emma Owl smells fabulous.
Other Christmas Playdough Recipes:
Snow Dough from Emma Owl
DIY Gingerbread Man Playdough from iGoBOGO
No Cook Natural Peppermint Playdough from Natural Beach Living
Candy Cane Playdough at Fireflies + Mud Pies
Winter Wonderland Playdough from Messy Little Monster
Baby Cereal Snow Dough by Creative World of Varya
Christmas Cloud Dough:
This Christmas Cloud Dough from Lalymom is visually interesting as well as giving scent and tactile sensory feedback.
Little Bins for Little Hands created this Christmas Cloud Dough Cookie Sensory Play recipe.
Creative World of Varya made a Twilight Sparkle Cloud Dough that would go well with the holiday season.
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