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