Homemade Peppermint Play-Doh

We had another great activity that we did with our cousins while they were here for Christmas vacation. It was a snowy cold day, so this play-doh making activity was perfect for the kids. We made it smell like peppermint, so they loved that part. My 4 year old kept saying, “MMM, it smells just so good mom.” It was so cute! My 2 year old nephew even loved it. He loved using cookie cutters to make play-doh cookies with his. Let’s to making this Homemade Peppermint Play-Doh!

We made each kid their own little ball of play-doh. They got to pick which color they wanted, and mix the color in. They thought it was so fun to watch it change to blue, green and pink from white play-doh. This play-doh recipe is a great way to entertain your kids during breaks from school, weekends, snowy days or rainy days. You could also make it when your kids tell you, “I’m bored.”

This recipe is so easy to make, and is so soft (non-sticky) play-doh I have ever made. The peppermint smell makes it even better. If you don’t want to do a peppermint smell there are other smells. I have seen people do lavender, cinnamon, ginger, or almond. Those all sound great! I might have to try another smell next time with the kids. If you are feeling extra festive you could add a fun sparkles to it.

My sister was telling me they use to hide little toys in play-doh. It would keep her little boy busy forever. Then he would come and ask them to hid them again. What a great motor skills building activity and a entertainment for your little ones. Homemade play-doh makes a great little holiday gift for kids too. We had a family friend make homemade play-doh for us once for Valentines day. They put it in the cute container and taped a fun heart on it. With Valentines coming up, this would be great Valentines for the kids friends at school.

I hope you all enjoy making this fun, diy play-doh recipe with your kids. They will love creating things and smelling the great peppermint smell! Enjoy!


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Homemade Peppermint Play-Doh


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Peppermint Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • Food color


  1. Mix all ingredients except the food color together in a large bowl.
  2. Add more flour if needed. If your mix is still a little soupy you will need more flour.
  3. Kneed the dough until nice and smooth.
  4. Separate the dough into 4 equal balls.
  5. Add a couple drops of food dye to each section. Kneed until you get your desired color.
  6. Now it's time to play!
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