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homemade cinnamon play dough

by Heather

Thank you all for your super sweet words regarding Zoe’s birth story!  It was an amazing experience and I’m so glad I get to share how our little girl came into this world.

Hunter first got his hands on some play dough at the library story time a few weeks back. They had all sorts of animal shape cutters and play dough molds. He had tons of fun playing with it and he even got to take his play dough home. While it was just a little ball, we made it last a few afternoons. The fun ended when the dog ate the play dough… ewww.


I saw a recipe for herb and spice scented play dough on Pinterest along with a homemade play dough recipe I just had to try. Yesterday during Hunter’s nap, with Zoe asleep in my arms, I made a batch of cinnamon scented play dough. The cinnamon gave the play dough an amazing smell + a nice tan color too. I don’t have too many cookie cutters around so our ‘tools’ were kind of random – a kid’s table knife and a circle cookie cutter.  Imagination was necessary. 🙂


After breakfast today I pulled the play dough out of the fridge.  The tools were barely touched.  Lots of balls, squares, triangles, snowmen and pretzels were made.  Family fun for all!


I’m trying to have some activities other than just playing with toys around since we’ve had a lot more at home time. While Zoe has been a great sleeper for us, both Jacob and I are more tired and I want to minimize TV time as much as possible… save it for the times we are absolute zombies. :). This will be a great activity to have around!


I should note, the dough was very sticky before I put it in the fridge.  I probably should have cooked it a little longer than I did… but instead I rushed since I was cuddling a baby  Still, it works great and we’ll get lots of use out of this batch!


Homemade Cinnamon Play Dough

Recipe from here


  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a saucepan (preferably nonstick), mix the first four ingredients together so the mixture is as smooth as possible. It is OK if a few little lumps remain. Add the cinnamon and stir to mix thoroughly.
  2. Heat slowly, stirring regularly. As the mixture starts to thicken, stir constantly. Soon it will begin to start to pull away from the sides of the saucepan and form one lump. This takes about five minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and place the play dough ball on some parchment paper. Let cool and then knead for a minute or so.  I found I had to chill it first before kneading it.
  4. Store wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge.

Next I want to try the rosemary variation. Green color + I think it will smell amazing.

Are your kids big into playing with play dough?  Have you made play dough before?  If so, share your favorite recipe! 


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Erica March 5, 2014 - 5:59 pm

book marked and making it this weekend! Brilliant!!

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables March 5, 2014 - 8:22 pm

how fun!! I’m so keeping this for when Baby D gets older!

Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 6, 2014 - 3:55 am

Both of my kids love play dough! I’ve never made a homemade version. I’m pretty sure I have a few pinned, though. 😉 Good for you for actually doing it! You’re also really smart to have new, fun things for Hunter to do to keep him busy and happy during the transition time.

Corina March 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

I haven’t made playdough but I make cookie dough quite often and let my little girl use her cutters to make the shapes. We also just use our hands to mould things and I then cook it all so she can eat it as well.

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