Gingerbread Playdough Recipe

This scented playdough is perfect for Sophie’s Gingerbread Man story sack and is so simple to make. Sophie even helped to pour and mix the dry ingredients.





  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1tbs ground ginger
  • 2tbs ground cinnamon


1. Mix the dry ingredients together.


2. Stir in the vegetable oil and the boiling water.

3. When it has cooled, knead the dough. If it is sticky add some more flour or if it is dry add a little more water.


After we had played with it, I stored it in an airtight Tupperware container and it is still going strong a couple of months later.



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