Christmas Play Dough – Invitation to Create

Yesterday we had a little  post-Christmas party at our house and I made some fun new Christmas play dough for our friends to try out.

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create by Craftulate

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First I made three kinds of play dough:

– White (Sparkly)

I highlighted this Sparkly Snowman Playdough Recipe from The Connection We Share in my 30 Christmas Play Recipes post, and I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to try this great no-cook recipe. It worked really well and we added a LOT of glitter to it!

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create

– Green (Pine)

I wanted to make some pine-scented dough and didn’t have any essential oil. However, I *did* have a Christmas tree, and after reading around I discovered that I could make pine-scented water by boiling sprigs of tree! The water itself was green so I used it as part of the water in my usual dough recipe, then added some finely chopped fresh pine needles and some green food dye.

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create

– Red (Cranberry)

In a similar method to the pine needle dough, I boiled some leftover cranberries until they had reduced down. Then I pushed the mixture through a sieve and used this lovely fruity liquid instead of the water in the recipe as above. However, the cranberries made the dough quite sticky so I did need to add extra flour.

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create

 

I used a dollar store “chip and dip” server to display the invitation to create. To the play dough I added:

I put everything out on the table and it looked SO inviting!

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create 

When the kids arrived they were straight onto it, and sat there for ages making different creations. They made some amazing things!

Christmas Play Dough - Invitation to Create

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