15 Fun Christmas Play Dough Ideas

What are the sights and sounds you associate with Christmas?
Christmas trees, sugar cookies, gingerbread, and candy canes all come to mind.
A fun way to experience these sights and sounds are with play dough. Play dough is fun any time of the year. But, when Christmas starts getting nearer, it’s time to get out the bling, the sparkles, the Christmas scents, and the festive colors.
Whether you’re looking to make pretend cookies or decorate a play dough tree, I’ve got you covered.
Keep reading for 15 fun Christmas play dough ideas.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with these 15 fun and engaging Christmas play dough ideas for kids.
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Cranberry is such a festive scent for the holidays. Capture it with this Cranberry No-Cook Playdough from Natural Beach Living

I bet this smells so good! Hot Chocolate Play Dough from Fireflies and Mud Pies with a side of marshmallow play dough.

Gingerbread Play Dough from Imagination Tree would be the perfect play dough for making a batch of pretend play gingerbread men.

A pile of cookie cutters and this Sugar Cookie Play Dough from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is all you need for a quiet afternoon of fun.

Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents and I know I’d love this Cinnamon Play Dough from Mamas Like Me.

Dye one half of this Candy Cane Play Dough from Growing a Jeweled Rose red and keep the other half white for some festive Christmas fun.

Make a snowy landscape with this White Sparkle Snow Dough from The Imagination Tree.

I bet this Pine Christmas Play Dough from Krystal’s Kitsch smells just like a fresh-cut Christmas tree!

Playdough to Plato has recipes for pine, minty, and hot chocolate play dough in the Winter Play Dough Mix. I want a batch of all three!

Playdough to Plato has even more festive scents in this play dough post: sugar cookies, egg nog, orange clove, and chocolate.

Add some fun additions to your play dough to set up this Peppermint play dough invitation to play from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

You may not have snow outside, but you can build a snowman with this fun set up from Buggy and Buddy.

Decorate pretend play cookies all day long with this play dough Christmas cookie activity tray from Happy Hooligans.

Kids love to decorate the tree, so I know they’d have a blast decorating a play dough Christmas tree over and over again in this invitation to play from Mama Papa Bubba.

Print out these fun Christmas play dough mats from Totschooling and laminate them. You’ll be able to use them over and over again.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to go have fun with my kids. So get out the sparkles and the Christmas scents. Make a batch of play dough and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.


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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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