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Christmas Play Dough

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Looking for a Christmas activity to keep your little ones busy during the holidays? Then look no further than this Christmas play dough. Easy to make and fun to decorate. You can make them as Christmas gifts for classmates or fun stocking stuffers for your kids.

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I didn’t know that making play dough could be so easy. Searching for kids activity ideas for the long winter days ahead of us, I decided to give homemade play dough a try. I looked for a no-cook play dough recipe and this one caught my eye. One of the ingredients sounded quite intriguing: baby rice cereal.

Christmas play dough

Christmas play dough. Homemade play dough that looks like Santa, Christmas tree and reindeer. Great winter activity for kids or DIY stocking stuffer. Easy craft. | at Non Toy Gifts

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I added food colors and mixed up the play dough. You can also use some glitter for the green play dough. I placed each roll into a clear gift bag and tied it up with holiday ribbon.

Christmas play dough. Homemade play dough that looks like Santa, Christmas tree and reindeer. Great winter activity for kids or DIY stocking stuffer. Easy craft. | at Non Toy Gifts

The bags are decorated to look like Santa, Christmas tree and Rudolph.

Christmas tree play dough

I used a sharpie to draw a Christmas tree on the green play dough bag and glued a red star on top.

Christmas play dough - Santa.

I made Santa’s belt from yellow and black felt.

Rudolf play dough

A couple of googly eyes and a red pom pom for Rudolph’s nose and brown pipe cleaners helped me decorate the brown play dough bag.


The boys could hardly wait for me to be done with the photos so they could open the bags and play. They rolled the play dough on the kitchen table and used Christmas cookie cutters. They ended up mixing all three colors together and I’m sure they’ll ask for a new batch in a few days. If you decide to go for homemade play dough, make sure you keep the play on a surface that can be easily cleaned as the play dough is a bit greasy. If you want to avoid this, you can certainly use store bough play dough.

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