‘Tis the season to do all things festive. Even our playdough gets a bit of a makeover in December. This year we spruced it up by adding a package of cinnamon to the plain homemade dough and a few tablespoons of gold glitter.I set up the beginnings of a ‘bakery’ while both of my children had an afternoon nap (at the same time! nothing short of a miracle!) and when they woke up they were greeted with the sweet scent of cinnamon. They got straight to work creating birthday cakes, money cakes, gingerbread people and all sorts of creations. At one point Indigo asked me if I’d like a bowl of spaghetti soup. Why, not? It is the Christmas season after all.
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
4 tbs cream of tartar
1 packet (I'm guessing approx 6 tbs) cinnamon
2 cups boiling water (Straight from boiling kettle)
2 tbs oil
Mix dry ingredients together (except glitter)
Add water and cook in small pot on low heat over stove, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes thick and doughy
Remove from heat and add oil and glitter and knead until smooth
This would also be another wonderful, inexpensive and eco-friendly gift for friends and playmates or you could poke holes in the cookie shapes and bake the dough in the oven to make beautiful cinnamon coloured and scented ornaments.