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)
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.
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.
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!
Step 5: Roll it Out!
Divide the 2 large balls into smaller hand-sized balls and then roll out into logs with your hands.
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.
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!