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Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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Christmas Fun: DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Playdough

Keep the kids entertained with this fun holiday twist on playdough. They’ll love the gooey mess, while you enjoy the fresh peppermint scent!

 

Materials Needed:

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups salt
  • 3 Tbls cream of tartar
  • food coloring
  • 10 Tbls vegetable oil
  • 5 cups flour
  • glitter
  • peppermint oil or extract (optional)

Directions:

Make two half batches, one red and one white.

Mix water, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring regularly until mixture is hot. Add oil. Stir in flour a cup at a time, stirring in between each addition. Mix until playdough pulls away from pan and is no longer sticky (pinch it between your fingers to test). Dump dough on counter, let cool a bit, then knead.

After it cools knead some glitter and peppermint oil into the dough. This is an optional step but adds some fun to the project.


by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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mommy_2_be_2010
by Bronze Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM
My daughter would eat that stuff
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heydooney
by Danielle :) on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

That's so cool! Great idea. I love the smell of peppermint.

heydooney
by Danielle :) on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Aside from the glitter, totally edible lol.

Quoting mommy_2_be_2010:

My daughter would eat that stuff


mamivon2
by Sandra on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

cool.. thanks for sharing

mommy_2_be_2010
by Bronze Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM
Thanks for the heads up lol


Quoting heydooney:

Aside from the glitter, totally edible lol.

Quoting mommy_2_be_2010:

My daughter would eat that stuff



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wandep
by Pam on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM
Cool
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Hottmomma607
by Trica on Dec. 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM
LOL It does look edible!

Quoting mommy_2_be_2010:

My daughter would eat that stuff
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PoehlerBear1983
by Platinum Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM
Neat
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Wish2Be
by Michelle on Dec. 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Thats really cute !

TexasWife
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Why did I not think to add oils?!?

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