Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Playdough

Playdough encourages development of hand strength, bilateral hand coordination skills (using both hands together) and tactile exploration (gathering information about different textures and objects through touch).

See the recipe for Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Playdough and print and laminate the playdough mats to use with the playdough.

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Two of my kids’ favorite things are Christmastime and Playdough. I wanted to incorporate both in this fun activity. All that you need is our recipe for homemade Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Playdough and our Magi playdough mats. Your kids will love the color, smell and texture of this playdough. Scroll through the post to see how to make the recipe and then scroll to the bottom to download the recipe card and playdough mats. Merry Christmas.

Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Playdough
Makes enough for 1-2 children

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup of flour
1 tablespoon of Cream of Tartar
¼ cup of salt
1 tablespoon of gold glitter (you can adjust as desired)

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup of hot water
1 tablespoon of Frankincense & Myrrh scented Massage Oil (We recommend the Zum Frankincense & Myrrh Massage Oil)
Yellow Food Color
Red Food Color


Instructions

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl
  2. Microwave 1 cup of water for approximately 3 minutes
  3. Add 14 drops of yellow food color and 2 drops of red food color to the hot water
  4. Add the hot water and 1 tablespoon of Frankincense & Myrrh scented Massage Oil to the dry ingredients and mix together
  5. Once the dough is cool to the touch, knead the dough until soft
    *If the texture is too sticky, lightly add flour as needed

Playdough Mats
Print and laminate our Magi playdough mats to use with the playdough.

Playdough encourages development of hand strength, bilateral hand coordination skills (using both hands together) and tactile exploration (gathering information about different textures and objects through touch).

Below are suggestions for use with different age groups:

  • 6 months-2 years: Encourage children to use their hands to explore the playdough. Demonstrate squeezing, patting, smashing or pinching playdough
  • 2-5 years: Help your child use playdough to finish the pictures on the Magi playdough mats. Below are some ideas.
    • Star: use a star cookie cutter to help make the star above the manger
    • Crown: use playdough to make a crown for the Magi and then push small jewels or beads into the playdough to decorate the crown
    • Gold coins: roll playdough into 3 balls and place on top of the outlines of the coins on the playdough mat, then smash the ball to flatten and fill in the coin shape

We recommend using Zum Frankincense & Myrrh scented massage oil in this recipe.

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