This is the first post in a series of Christmas-themed play ideas. It’s a season of rushing, big family meals, travel, shopping, wrapping…It’s easy to forget the real reason for this season.
Seeing my kid’s excitement for Christmas this year is so much fun! So contagious!
We wanted to come up with a gift for our readers for Christmas, and thought it would be appropriate to present you with loads of fun play ideas. One for each of the days leading up to Christmas…so you can slow down, enjoy this precious time with your children, and play!
This first Christmas play idea was a simple recipe for making homemade playdoh with a twist.
Scented Snowman Playdoh!
Take your basic ingredients, but instead of water, use scented TEA. I used Comfort time tea to promote the relaxing and soothing scent of chamomile.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 Tbsp oil
1 cup of hot tea (any scent)–or you could use water instead of tea
Mix the dry ingredients together in a saucepan. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir over medium heat. Keep stirring until the mixture pulls together. Add more flour if it seems too gummy. When it forms a ball (like playdoh consistency), dump it out onto a cutting board or other clean surface. Let the dough cool, and then knead for a few minutes.
At this point, I mixed in glitter to make our snow playdoh. Little Guy loved helping with this part.
This is the play invitation that I set up for Big Sister and Little Guy…
snow playdoh, snowman cookie cutters, glass gems, black beads, brown pipe cleaners, orange plastic lacing cord cut into little bits, and white fuzz balls.
Of course the construction vehicles had to move some snow.