Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gingerbread Play

The girls had more gingerbread play time today.

They made felt gingerbread cookies during their tea party.

Reagan and Kate also helped me make gingerbread play dough using a recipe that we have used in the past:

Here is the recipe:
1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar
1 c. water
spices (I used ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice - I didn't measure them, just put in some of each.  I used quite a bit because I really wanted it to smell good and I wanted the spices to turn the dough brown too.)
food coloring (I did not use food coloring for this dough; the spices took care of that!  If you want to make the dough darker - more like gingerbread, you could mix red and green food coloring to turn the dough brown.)

I measured the ingredients into a nonstick pot and stirred until well mixed.  Then I cooked it over medium heat until the dough pulled away from the sides and formed a ball.  I dumped it out onto a cutting board and once it was cool enough to touch, I kneaded it until smooth.

They made very sweet gingerbread people.

Reagan made this gingerbread family; it's absolutely adorable!
 I love that she gave the mom and daughter hair and barrettes!

I love themes, and gingerbread is one I always look forward to!  


Sherri said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! Gingerbread is fun at your house!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Reagan is such a fantastic big sister - I bet Kate is learning as much from her as she does from you.

MaryAnne said...

Those felt gingerbread cookies sets look great!

Ticia said...

Playdough gingerbread, oh I bet that smelled wonderful.

Anonymous said...

That picture of Kate and Reagan is so precious! Looks like everyone had fun with the theme!