Christmas Magic Playdough Recipe

Christmas Magic Playdough Recipe

More goodies for my nephews Christmas gifts! Christmas Magic Playdough Im calling it! I Pinterest searched and read over about 5-6 or recipes.

I used The Imagination Trees playdough recipe minus the Glycerin. I wasn’t cooking it so I used hers! Ha ha.

I actually already had Blueberry Pie Moonshine cooking while I made the dough anyways.. Post on that soon! 🙂 I make 99% of my holiday gifts.



2 cups flour

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

2 tablespoons cream of tartar (optional)

3/4- 1.5 cup hot water, add as needed

1 Tbs of Vanilla (optional)

2 Tbs of glitter (optional)

Add all the dry together then add water. Mix and kneed until its playdough like.

Her recipe called for 1-1.5 cups boiling water added as needed. I went all gung ho and added a cup of hot tap water, my tap gets super hot.

I had to add about another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour to get the desired texture. I added 3/4-1.5 cups for the water to the recipe.

I didn’t add any food coloring, The glitter gives it the ‘magic’. I actually made this ‘Christmas’ mix last year for a mason jar. Some red and iridescent glitter.

There is a bit of others in there…


I added the vanilla just so it would smell nice, smells like a cookie and looks like one! We could call it Christmas cookie playdough too.

Add any extract for scent. I read you could use Kool-Aid for color and scent too.

I probably added about a  2 tablespoons or so of glitter. I threw a sprinkle of green in as well.

From what I read the Cream of Tartar can be optional, it helps with longevity so it lasts longer. You can totally rock out this playdough recipe without it.


I made four half pint mason jars, I needed four for gifts so this recipe worked perfect! I just rolled into a ball then worked into about the size and shape of the jar and plopped it in.

I made a cute mason jar tag you can download if you want to make Christmas magic playdough! 🙂 Use a hole punch for the twine.


You can print this on kraft paper too, the file is transparent. Use any colors, nine tags. Cut them out or just leave squared. I cut them into the shape this time.

Download your tags: Playdough tags KA Styles. Standard size paper PDF format.


The finished jar. The kids will love it, they are at the I love playdough age! Gatta make all these fun crafts while they still like it! LOL. They will get to a point when mason jars are not ‘cool’ anymore! ha ha.



DIY playdough recipe with printable gift tag.

Have you made playdough? Do you use anything special in your recipe?


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DIY playdough recipe with printable gift tag.

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  2. How fun! I have lots of kiddos on my Christmas list who would love this!

    1. Do it, it was such an easy and quick gift to make! They love it. 🙂 Im making a different batch this year. I’ll post it soon! 😀

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