Friday, December 7, 2012

cinnamon and gold dust playdough

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)
gold glitter
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. 


arwen_tiw said...

What a lovely idea! I'm now doing this. Right now. :D

Catherine said...

I can only imagine how delicious this must smell, it also looks like it's well received. Your two little ones look like they enjoyed playing with it and such a gorgeous setting too. Thank you for the recipe Meagan.

Catherine Lowe said...

Thank you! I am so blank with ideas on how to create play for my 3.5yr old these days, I will get to making some sparkly dough! Love it.

Jodi said...

This is so beautiful M....I'll have to try it. Have been thinking of you a lot lately, hope you are well and enjoying this blessed time of year xxx

Joe, Jane, Jia and Willa said...

Thank you for this recipe! My girls had so much fun with it!

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