12 Days of Christmas Crafts :: Day 8

Cue the Christmas music and hang up your stockings, it is finally Christmas time y’all! With only weeks away from Santa’s arrival, we wanted to do something to inspire you to keep the little ones occupied. So, we bring you “12 Days of Christmas Crafts.” Much like the popular Christmas song, we will give to you a new Christmas craft idea for 12 consecutive days. The posts will include everything you need to know from ingredients to instructions to little tips. Let’s get right into it!

On the eighth day of Christmas, Red Stick Mom gave to me … gingerbread play dough (gingerbread scented too)!

Christmas Water Play,

DIY play snow,

Christmas Peppermint Sensory Bin,

Christmas present sensory bin,

Salt dough Santa handprint ornaments,

DIY Christmas play dough bins,

and a contact paper Christmas tree activity.

If you’ve been following along with us since the beginning of our 12 Days of Christmas Crafts, then this post may seem a little familiar to you. On the second day, we introduced peppermint scented play dough. Today we will introduce gingerbread scented play dough to create a gingerbread play dough bin!

What you’ll need:

Play dough recipe-

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 2 tsp of cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • Brown food coloring
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of ground ginger

For the play dough bin-

  • Buttons
  • Google eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Cookie cutter in gingerbread or person shape
  • Any other random craft items to add to dress the gingerbread man

How to:

Drop all dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and mix together. Then add the wet ingredients and turn on the stove heat. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly to prevent clumps. Add the food dye is you are using some to change the color. If not, continue stirring until the mixture is “blob” like. Take out of the saucepan carefully, it will be hot, and kneed in your hands a little. This is my favorite part! If you aren’t going to use immediately, wrap it tightly in cling wrap.

Creating the bin is up to each individual. You can add any other random craft items to add to dress the gingerbread man. A lot of the items I’ve added are from Dollar Tree or was at the bottom on my craft bin.

Let us see your play dough bin if you try it out! Send us a DM or tag us on Facebook or Instagram. Happy crafting!

gingerbread playdough


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