Vanilla Mint Play-Doh {Savanna Plays}

Happy Tuesday! Although we've been able to get out of the house now, it's still been cold and the roads are still iffy. Not to mention that there is literally piles of snow taller then I am, everywhere. So, I mean. Ew. The idea of getting Savanna bundled up along with myself is just so NOT appealing to me right now. We are on our third snow day, but it's not like I even realize it because Nick basically just sleeps all day and then wakes up at 2 in the afternoon and comes downstairs and eats all our food. Ah, the life of a teenager. 

Okay, so after sharing this picture of Miss Savanna playing with some awesome looking play-doh, on Instagram and on Facebook, I got so many requests for the recipe, and since it's sort of complicated..(I mean not really, but there is a good amount of ingredients..) I just decided to write up a quick post about it. I know this isn't a typical TGF post, and although I'm seriously obsessed and in love with all things decor related, One of my other passions has always been making and doing things with my babies. Nick is over it, obviously, but Savanna is just starting to get excited about all the fun things! Making play-doh is probably her most favorite thing right now, and she will literally sit and play for hours. 

This Recipe is by far the most favorite I've tried yet. It's as soft and smooth as butter, has great consistency, isn't sticky and smells AMAZING. (I hate the smell of normal play-doh.) So I'm always adding different scents and colors to make all different kinds. It's so simple and fun! 

Here's what you'll need: 

2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup of Salt
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter 
1 Tablespoon (or more!) of glitter
1.5 tablespoons of Vanillin (you can also use vanilla extract)
2 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons of Glycerin (this adds the shine and makes it soft)
1 1/2 cups of boiling water
5 Drops of Peppermint Extract

Place all DRY ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 

Add WET ingredients and give the mixture a quick whisk.

Right now, the mixture will seem too wet and too sticky. DON'T ADD MORE FLOUR.

Leave the semi mixed dough on the counter approx 10 minutes or until cooled
Once cooled, dump the mixture onto the counter and knead really well. The dough will lose it's stickiness as it continues to be kneaded and cooled.
 Knead for about 3 minutes or until it reaches perfect consistency. 

And there you have it! Amazingly soft, yummy smelling play-doh! Perfect for little hands! I  like to give Savanna all sorts of creative materials to play with, we always have gems from the dollar store on hand, little figures, small twigs, pom poms, etc. She also thinks it's really fun to use stamps with play-doh. We have a child sized roller and cookie cutters that she likes to use also. You can be so creative and it teaches little babes all sorts of awesome skills. So have fun with it! 

I will be announcing this weeks Giveaway on Instagram so be sure you are following along! It's something super awesome!! 

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  1. I totally copied your carrot playdoh thing last year... Might follow suit here as well.

  2. Oooh I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my! This sounds good enough to eat! Minus the glitter, of course. ;o)