HOW TO: Make natural candy cane play dough

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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  • 2 cups organic flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon organic vegetable oil
  • natural red colorant
  • peppermint essential oil (optional)
  • mason jars (optional)
  • ribbon (optional)

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Step 2: Heat it Up!

Add all of your ingredients except the colorant and essential oil to a sauce pan. Stir continuously over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens and is no longer sticky.

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Step 3: Add a Little Scent!

Let the dough cool, then turn it out onto your counter-top. Separate the dough ball into 2 smaller balls and knead. Add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil to each ball.

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Step 4: Add a Little Color!

Add a couple of droplets of natural food colorant to one of the balls to create the reddish pink color!

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Step 5: Roll it Out!

Divide the 2 large balls into smaller hand-sized balls and then roll out into logs with your hands.

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Step 6: Twist It!

Roll each of the smaller balls out into long log of each color. Then, twist the two colors together into a candy candy shape.

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Step 7: Package It!

Add the play dough to a mason jar and adorn with ribbon! Give these yummy scented natural candy cane play dough gifts to your children this holiday season!

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