I am so in love with this super cute and fun craft!  My kids love playing with playdough construction sets like a real construction company!  This is a great way to customize gingerbread men over and over again.  If you are making homemade gifts this would be so cute paired with some gingerbread man cookie cutters and a red gingham checked towel.  Also check out the DIY Christmas playdough if you want to add more festive colors.

DIY Christmas Playdough

Here’s how to make your own Gingerbread Man Playdough:

First you will combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well:


Next, pour into a large pot.  Add food coloring at this point if desired for a darker color.  Cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat.  Stir constantly with a spatula.


After 1 minute your mixture should start to clump lightly then turn into a ball of playdough.


Set playdough on counter or plate to cool.  Once cooled it’s ready to use.


Use gingerbread cookie cutters to shape into gingerbread men.  So cute!!


DIY Gingerbread Man Playdough
Author: Holly
This is a fun easy craft to make with the kids.
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Brown food coloring (optional)
  • Medium sized pot
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
  2. Pour your mixture into a large pot
  3. Turn your burner on medium heat, cook for 3-4 minutes, while stirring constantly with a spatula, while you stir make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan so that the playdough doesn’t burn
  4. After 1 minute your mixture should start to clump lightly, a little more, then turn into a ball of playdough
  5. Set the playdough on the counter or a plate to cool
  6. After your playdough cools, it’s ready to use
  7. *store In an airtight container or airtight ziplock baggies and it will last for around 6 months


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