Grinch Playdough

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Grinch Playdough: an easy and festive gift idea for the little ones in your life. 

Grinch Playdough with glitter and red foam hearts


This Grinch playdough is super simple and will keep the kids busy for hours if your kids like playdough like mine do. This festive playdough recipe is simple to make and is a perfect-sized batch to share with a small group of friends while you watch the Grinch movie or to wrap up and give as classroom gifts.

grinch playdough in small packages as gifts


We decided to add some sparkly glitter (affiliate link) to our Grinch Playdough. My daughter loves adding a sparkling flair to just about anything right now and this playdough really sparkled and matches the Christmas season. Don’t want to deal with glitter? Just leave it off and this will still be fun Christmas activity worth making!

green playdough with red foam heart


ingredients needed for grinch play dough in bowls


  1. In a small saucepan mix together 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup salt and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar.
  2. In another small bowl mix together 1 cup of water, 1 TBSP vegetable oil and desired food coloring.  We used green
  3. Slowly mix your water mixture into your flour mixture. Turn your stove on to medium heat and continue mixing until the color is fully blended and the playdough begins to pull away from the saucepan. The batter will be lumpy but as you stir the playdough begins to form and sticks to itself. 
  4. Place the playdough on a piece of parchment or wax paper and allow it to cool to the touch. Once it’s cool to the touch knead for a few minutes until soft. Add glitter if desired.
steps to make grinch playdough

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grinch playdough with printable gift tag

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