No matter if you are looking for busy activities for your child or trying to build up their fine motor skills homemade Christmas tree playdough is wonderful! Add a magical Christmas scent and suddenly you are elevated to “best mom ever!” status. The scent fills the room giving it a Christmas feel and there is so much they can do with it from rolling out pretend cookies, to cutting out tree shapes with cookie cutters, to making impressions in the dough with candy canes, and more. Momma I promise you if you sit down with your littles and make this stuff you will get in the Christmas mood in a hurry!
Homemade Christmas Tree Playdough
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup water
¼ cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
8-10 drops White Fir
green food coloring
Heat water in microwave for 1 minute until hot.
Combine water, flour, salt, cream of tartar, and oil until well mixed.
Add green food coloring and essential oil to your strength preference.
Stir to combine, add more essential oil and food coloring if desired. You
could even mix in some glitter if you wanted too.
Place dough on floured counter and knead until smooth and completely
Store in an airtight jar or plastic container, should keep for a month or more. If your playdough begins to dry out just add a little more oil and knead it in.
Include this homeade Christmas tree playdough as part of a Christmas unit study or on it’s own.
Be sure to also set out rollers, cookie cutters, buttons,beads, etc.. for loads of fun.
I found this divided tray at Dollar Tree and we use it for a lot of activities.
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