Gingerbread Play Dough Kit

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This was my first time attempting a play dough kit and I think we are hooked. I am looking forward to coming up with different kits for my kids as they get older. Today I am sharing an easy gingerbread play dough kit, that took less than 15 minutes for me to put together!

Gingerbread man play dough kit, perfect for quiet time or a gift for preschoolers.

I first heard about play dough kits from Mama, Papa, and Bubba and we tried this Christmas tree play dough kit first (which smells amazing by the way!). I decided to take the same concept and come up with our own gingerbread play dough kit version.

Gingerbread Play Dough Kit Items


First, I made up a batch of the no-cook play dough recipe. I modified it slightly by leaving out the kool-aide and adding in brown liquid food coloring and gingerbread spices. I didn't measure the spices, just added enough to make it smell nice. You could probably do with 1/2 tsp of each.

After the play dough has cooled, you can put it in the play dough kit container. I used the GLIS containers from IKEA (they are located in the kid's area). If you don't have an IKEA nearby, any divided plastic container will do.

I did put the play dough into a plastic baggy to keep it moist since the containers are not airtight. Each of the buttons and small bead garland went into different sections along with the cookie cutters. If you are ready to play with it, you can just place everything on a table like below.

Gingerbread man play dough kit, perfect for quiet time or a gift for preschoolers.

I made a model of one so my daughter could see how to make one and how to push the dough out of the cookie cutter.

Gingerbread man play dough kit, perfect for quiet time or a gift for preschoolers.

After that, she went to town to make her own gingerbread man. She liked that there were different sizes of cookie cutters so she could make an entire gingerbread man family.

Gingerbread man play dough kit, perfect for quiet time or a gift for preschoolers.

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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  1. I work at a day care center. We have many sensory children as well as autism
    Currently we have a boy who has pica. He eats crayons glue and playdoh
    His lead level in his body is 40 %
    What activi Advice can you give us?

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