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Playdough Recipes for Kids – Christmas Special

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Playdough Recipes for Kids – Christmas Special

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Christmas is coming guys! We want to wish you a Merry Christmas in advance. As the favorite winter festival is coming to your doors you must have planned to do something interesting on this day. To decorate your house and Christmas tree nothing seems enough right. So, let’s bring you a very creative idea, how about decorating your house with play doughs? There is so much that you can do with some playdough that you never imagine. Kids can also make many interesting things to play with them.

We are here to bring you some amazing play dough craft ideas that you can use to decorate your house not on Christmas but also at other parties as well.

Play Dough Recipes for Kids

Shiny Tinsel Play Dough for Decoration

Everyone loves the shiny sparkle of Christmas tinsel. You used them to decorate your house and tree. So, how about you add a white beautiful play dough with it? It will be very beautiful decor! So, let’s see how to make one.

Image Source/Tutorial: Laughing Kids Learn

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Christmas tinsel
  • Scissors
  • White playdough 

 The materials to make white playdough:

  • 1 cup cornflour 
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup boiling (or nearly boiling) water
  • few drops of liquid glycerine
  • Silver glitter.

As you are adding tinsel to it, you can avoid adding silver glitter to it.

You just need to make a white round ball play dough with the materials and need to cut the tinsel into tiny pieces. And then you need to add the tinsels to the play dough. Used as Christmas decor by hanging into trees.

Sparkly Glitter Play Dough

Kids love sparkly things and play with them. So, this Craft will make the kids so happy as it will be a very sparkly play dough.

Image Source/Tutorial: Tradewind Tiaras

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • Blue food coloring
  • Glitter, and regular coffee cups

You need to make blue shiny playdough by using the materials properly. Then you will add it to a coffee cup to make it look cooler.

Cute Snowman with Play Dough

 Snowmen are always kids’ favorite. And as Christmas is coming they would love to have one. If there is no snowfall in your area don’t get upset as you can make a very cute and beautiful one by using some play-dough.

Image Source/Tutorial: Buggy and Buddy

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • White playdough (the recipe for making it on the first craft suggestion),
  • Two cute eye buttons,
  • A black cotton piece,
  • A shiny pink piece of paper, 
  • Two-color buttons, and two small sticks.

You will need to make the white playdough and give it a snowman shape. You will put the eyes and the small black cotton piece as its smile on the face. You will use the pink shiny paper as it’s the muffler. Put the stick in its hands and put the color buttons on its belly. Your Snowman will look so happy and cute.

Shiny Balls with Play Dough for

You need so many things for a Christmas decoration right! One of them is shiny balls which are added to the doorways, Christmas trees and to decorate your house. So, what if you make those balls using playdough! It will be so beautiful!

Image Source/Tutorial: Craftulate

Difficulty level: Very Easy

Materials required: 

  • White playdough,
  • A color play dough of yellow color

You just need to make the playdough by using the materials and giving them a ball-like shape. And hang the shiny yellow and white play dough won the trees or walls.

Cute Reindeers with Play Dough for Christmas Decoration

The reindeer is the most important and symbolic creature of Christmas decoration. Kids love them as their loving Santa comes with them. So, let’s make some cute Reindeers with Chocolate Play Dough! It will be so amazing.

Image Source/Tutorial: Kids Craft Room

Difficulty level: Easy 

Materials required:

  • Shiny tinsels
  • Sticks
  • Eye buttons
  • Scissors

Chocolate Playdough

Recipe of Chocolate Playdough

  • 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 cup warm water (approximately)

Red Color play dough ( The recipes of  color play dough are mentioned in the previous craft ideas, you just need to change the food color)

You will need to make Chocolate Playdough and give them a reindeer face shape. You will make the nose of the reindeer with red-colored playdough and add eye buttons to it. Make the horns with sticks and shiny tinsels. It will be so beautiful.

Beautiful Playdough Mats for Christmas

Playdough mats are very attractive for the kids. By making them they will be more creative. As it is Christmas time, we are bringing you Christmas tree playdough mat ideas. Kids will love making them.

Image Source/Tutorial: This Reading Mama

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Christmas tree drawn printed Playdough mat paper
  • White and red color play dough

( The recipes of the white and color play dough are mentioned in the previous craft ideas, in the case of the color play dough you just need to change the food color. As there will be a very small amount of playdough will be needed you can use fewer materials to make them)

You will need to place the printed Christmas tree mat on your desk and add red and white color play dough to decorate it. Use the reference picture to do it more beautifully. It will be perfect for your Christmas.

Beautiful Christmas tree with Play Dough

Christmas is all about the Christmas tree. And this craft article will be incomplete if we do not mention a Christmas tree craft with play dough. So, let’s see!

Image Source/Tutorial: Learn Play Imagine

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Pine-scented green playdough
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Cookie cutters of Christmas tree shape
  • Rolling pins
  • And scissor
  • Glass gems
  • Pipe cleaners cut into fourths
  • Jingle bells, and craft buttons

You will need to prepare play dough with the materials and cut it in a Christmas tree shape with the cookie cutter. Then you will decorate it as a reference picture with the referred materials. It will look amazing!

Shiny Balls with Playdough for Christmas tree Decoration

This will be our second shiny ball suggestion. But this ball will also look so shiny and adorable.

Image Source/Tutorial: Krystals Kitsch

Difficulty level: Easy 

Materials required:

  • Green color play dough
  • Glitters( We have already mentioned the playdough recipe in the previous)

You just need to prepare the playdough and add glitter and make a ball shape.

Cute Orange with Play Dough

Oranges are the best winter fruit for some of us. It is tasty and healthy. So, why not make one of them with play dough?

Image Source/Tutorial: Mamas Like Me

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Orange scented color playdough
  • A pencil. ( The colored playdough recipe is already mentioned previously and add an orange scent)

You just need to make an orange color circular play dough and add a hole on its tip. It will be like a real orange.

Cute Christmas Tree Ornaments with Play Dough

It will be great if you can wear or present Christmas ornaments right! They will be the perfect memento of a Christmas.

Image Source/Tutorial: Growing A Jeweled Rose

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Green color play dough glitters,
  • Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter,
  • Was paper,
  • Yarn ( We have already mentioned the playdough recipe in the previous)

You will need to prepare the playdough and cut them into a Christmas shape on wax paper to avoid sticking. Then you will make a hole in the piece and tie it with yarn. It will create a tree ornament.

Tasty Hot Chocolate with Play Dough

Do you like hot chocolate? Then this playdough craft is totally for you. Make this chocolate-scented hot chocolate and enjoy your winter.

Image Source/Tutorial: Fireflies and Mud Pies

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required: 

For Hot Chocolate playdough

  • 1 cup bleached flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder.

For white Marshmallows follow the previous white play dough materials.

You will need to make the hot chocolate first and put it into the cup. Then you will make the marshmallows and add on them.

Beautiful Gingerbread with Play Dough

Gingerbread is also one of the traditional foods of Christmas. So, it will be incomplete if we don’t suggest them.

 

Image Source/Tutorial: Money Saving Mom

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp
  • Cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
  • Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
  • Ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp orange extract

You will need to make the gingerbread by using the mentioned materials. Attach them to a jar or anything you want to decorate.

Cute Chocolate Man with Play Dough

Chocolate is a kid’s favorite. But this chocolate will be structured as a fascinating man doll!

Image Source/Tutorial: Kids Activities Blog

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour,
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp
  • Cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp orange extract 
  • Cookie-cutter
  • Craft buttons and sequins

You will need to make gingerbread playdough and cut it out and shape it with a cookie-cutter. Then decorate them as the reference picture with buttons and sequins.

Cute Chocolate Man with Play Dough

Chocolate is a kid’s favorite. But this chocolate will be structured as a fascinating man doll!

Image Source/Tutorial: Study At Home Mama

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • 1 cup bleached flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder
  • Cookie-cutter
  • Craft buttons and sequins

You will need to make a chocolate play dough and cut it out and shape it with a cookie-cutter. Then decorate them as the reference picture with buttons and sequins.

Amazing Cranberry Sauced Scented Play Dough

Cranberries are so tasty right! And kids love them. And the most important part about it is the scent to let’s make a piece of this with Play Dough.

Image Source/Tutorial: One Time Through

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tsp
  • Cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 cups cranberry juice (or one cup water and one cup juice)
  • Approximately 1 tbsp grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup cranberries (fresh or dried)
  • Burgundy food coloring (I like Wilton for the vibrant colors)

Use the materials and make the cranberry as the reference picture. It will be colorful and just like a cranberry.

Christmas tree Cookies with Play Dough

You must love to have cookies at Christmas. So, let’s make some Christmas tree cookies. It will look adorable.

Image Source/Tutorial: Childcareland Blog

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Green color play dough
  • Sequins
  • Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter

You need to prepare the play dough first. Then you will cut out the Christmas tree shapes. Then to decorate them you will add colorful sequins. It will be so beautiful!

Dumplings Play Dough for Christmas

Christmas is not just about the decorations right! It’s also about delicious foods. So, let’s have very beautiful dumplings for Christmas.

Image Source/Tutorial: Learn Play Imagine

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Playdough of red
  • Green
  • White color ( we have already mentioned the recipe previously)

You just need to prepare the red, green, and white-colored play dough and give them a round ball-like shape. You will place them on your desk or table and enjoy playing with them.

Beautiful Printed Christmas Playdough Mats

 We have already mentioned a Christmas tree mat idea with play dough. But in this section, you will get lots more ideas to create a beautiful Christmas mat with play dough. So, let’s move in.

Image Source/Tutorial: Picklebums

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Printed playdough mat
  • White playdough sequins
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Tinsel
  • Sparkly pipe cleaners
  • Marbles
  • Bells

You will need to prepare the play dough first. Then follow the reference picture and decorate them with the materials. It will be so cool and beautiful.

Beautiful Cake with Play Dough

Cakes are the best part of the Christmas celebration right! so, why not make a beautiful cake with play dough?

Image Source/Tutorial: Growing A Jeweled Rose

Difficulty level: Easy

Materials required:

  • Playdough of red
  • White color 
  • Glitter

You just need to make the playdough as the reference picture and set them in a cake shape and decorate with glitters.

Kids Love to play with Play-Dough especially for its realistic scents. There are quite play dough Craft ideas which you can use in your works. We hope little kiddos can make them and have fun. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Keep creating and smiling with us.

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