Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Ornaments

BY ON Dec 16, 2012
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Making Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Ornaments is an open-ended opportunity to play in an unstructured way, allowing children to explore their creativity and imagine.

The Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough heightens the sensory experience and was used to make the play dough ornaments which were then decorated with metallic confetti and sequins.

So simple and so much fun…..and a whole lot of learning and skill building happening too.


A little while back I shared with you an activity we did making Salt Dough Christmas Decorations (Ornaments) for the Christmas tree.  Making Christmas Play Dough Ornaments was inspired by this activity and provided an opportunity for my kids to practice and role play the skills and ideas that they learnt from making the salt dough and their salt dough Christmas ornaments.


What you will need?

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You will need Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough, Christmas Cookie Cutters and Metallic Confetti and Sequins.  I also added three Candy Cane Ornaments from the Christmas tree to add to the creativity.

Click here to view the Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Recipe


Let’s Play

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Role Play: Making Christmas Play Dough Ornaments was very much like making our Salt Dough Ornaments.  It involved kneading the play dough, rolling it out flat and pressing the Christmas cookie cutters into the dough.  Using the candy cane ornament my girls made small holes to imitate the ones we made with a straw on our Salt Dough Ornaments.


Let’s Play Some More 

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Decorating the Play Dough Ornaments was so much fun and I absolutely loved watching the creativity and ideas they came up with.  They came up with so many different patterns with shapes and patterns with colours filling up the space and area provided.


Let’s Learn 

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Benefits of Playing with Play Dough

  • Self-expression
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Building and strengthening fine motor skills
  • Eye and hand coordination
  • Problem solving – finding solutions to overcome challenges
  • Social interactions
  • Spatial awareness


More Play Dough Play Ideas

More Christmas Activities and Ideas



Available in our Learning 4 Kids Shop 

The Ultimate Christmas Printable Activity Pack – 100 pages and over 20 activity ideas

Please click on the images.

Assorted Christmas Round Sequins   Christmas Glitter Pom Poms  Christmas Rhinestones 45g Pack


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13 Responses to “Minty Candy Cane Scented Play Dough Ornaments”

  1. Penny says:

    Just beautiful! Guess what! I made play dough today! Yes we did! Guess what we’ll be doing this afternoon, a similar activity but using nature I think. Woot!

  2. Debs says:

    Gorgeous. Um, guess what activity my daughter was doing this morning? Decorating playdough Christmas trees haha. Not beautifully scented like yours though! :)

  3. Janice, these look amazing…. then I read it’s also scented?! Too much goodness! XOXO P

  4. Kate Lloyd says:

    What a wonderful idea. I love that it’s scented too!!! Kids would love to play with this playdough and keep them busy for hours. Great work.

  5. The sequins added to playdough is a great idea, I am not very creative with what we add to the playdough

  6. Kelly says:

    These are so pretty, and I bet it smells wonderfully Christmassy! I always associate pine with this time of year, lovely to read about the scents that others associate with the season :-)

  7. Hannah says:

    These look like so much fun I think we’ll have to make some but in cinnamon as we’re making cinnamon play dough this week anyway. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Gorgeous! What great fun, got to love a bit of Christmas bling!

  9. stephanie says:

    Love the idea of scented playdough, but haven’t tried making it yet. I love the smell of playdough just the way it is! Great ornaments! :)

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