Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Recipe

BY ON Dec 13, 2012
Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Recipe


Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Recipe is wonderful play dough for the kids to play with this Christmas.  It has a blend of peppermint essence to mimic that of a candy cane which we all love at this time of the year.  It is also coloured green and speckled with red glitter for a Christmassy colour theme.


What you will need?

Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Ingredients


1 Cup Plain Flour

1 Tablespoon Oil

200ml Water

50ml Peppermint Essence

½ Cup Salt

2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar

Green Food Colouring

Tablespoon Red Glitter


How to make it?

  • Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt, glitter and cream of tartar together in a saucepan.
  • Add oil, food colouring, peppermint essence and water to dry ingredients.
  • I use a whisk before heating as I find this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients well.
  • Cook over medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a thick blob.
  • Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth blob.
  • Allow the play dough to cool before playing with it.
  • Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.


Tip: If the play dough turns out stick, sprinkle a small amount of plain flour onto the bench and knead until smooth and combined.


Click here to download and print this recipe –  Printable Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Recipe


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5 Responses to “Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Recipe”

  1. Wonderful post! I think it would be fun to make red and white dough and twist it together, too. The green of your dough is brilliant, though. Mine usually turn out pastel.

    • Janice says:

      I absolutely love the idea of mixing the different coloured play dough together to make play dough candy canes. We will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks :)

  2. Jode says:

    What a great sensory idea…i love seeing what else you do with playdough!!

  3. Penny says:

    I so need to make play dough don’t I?! Okay Janice, you’ve convinced me, off to the shops I go! xx

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