Snowball Playdoh

Snowball Playdoh
Today I’m sharing a super fun and easy project to do with the kiddo’s.  Yesterday we made Snowball Playdoh.  So fun.  Best part is…it has glitter so it sparkles and it smells like a candy cane!  We are actually giving our Snowball Playdoh away as gifts to our classmates for Christmas, but this is a great winter break activity with the kids.  
What You Need:
–  1 Cup Flour
–   1/4 Cup Salt
–  1 Cup of Water
–  1 Tb. of Vegetable Oil
–  2 Tsp. Cream of Tartar 
–  White Iridescent Glitter
–  1 Tsp. Peppermint Extract 
{this is up to you on how much you add, if you don’t like the scent of peppermint add less or add more if you want}
–  Wooden Spoon or Silicone

Start by dumping all your ingredients in to a pot, including glitter.  Stir together well.  Once it’s all mixed together you put in over a medium heat on the stove and continue to mix.  Do Not Stop Stirring It!  Your dough will start to thicken and get lumpy.  Keep stirring.  Eventually it all comes together and becomes a big ball of dough on your spoon.  Your done.  

Now empty it on to a clean surface and begin to knead it by hand until you feel it is all smooth. Once it’s ready let it cool a bit in an airtight container, or wrap it in plastic wrap and then in a ziplock bag.  

The glitter just adds an extra special touch of shimmer, you can use silver glitter if you want it to really sparkle.  

Snowball Playdoh 3
Snowball Playdoh
Snowball Playdoh 4You can package this up in to small little containers for a fun class gift like I am, or make it to put in the kiddo’s stockings for some Christmas Day fun.  Like I said the best part is that it smells like candy canes!  It’s just a fun quick project for them to play with to make their winter break a bit more exciting.  Have fun and enjoy those kids!
Updated:  Use this free printable tags to attach with your class gifts or party favors. Download the image HERE or click on the image below and save.  Open in a program like Word, Publisher, or Photoshop.  Resize the image to fit your paper punch or desired size.  Print on cardstock or matte photo paper.
Snowball Playdoh Printable
Snowball Playdoh


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  2. says

    I will def be making this with Elle. We made gingerbread playdough and then I had some of her bday party guests decorate them with m&m’s at her party.
    This is such a great gift for the kiddos at school. Very nice of you.

  3. Rene Gorham says

    We have used baby oil in place of the vegetable oil and omit the peppermint. The dough has a nice soft fresh smell.

  4. Lea says

    i’m so glad i found this recipe. it’s so simple to make and my 3 year old son is having the best time running his trucks and toys over it 🙂 thank you!

    • craftedsparrow says

      Thank Lea, I’m so glad your son loves it. It’s seriously one of my favorites, it doesn’t hurt that it smells so good too 😉 Merry Christmas!


  1. […] DIY Peppermint Snowball Playdoh Tutorial from The Crafted Sparrow here. The only thing I didn’t have on hand to make this was the iridescent glitter. Super easy, really cute. Could be done last minute. […]

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