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Winter break is coming which means fun at home but also lots of “I’m bored” moments. If you’re looking for a fun holiday activity to keep the kids happily entertained for a couple hours, playdough is always a win. Whipping up a batch at home is simple too with just a few common household ingredients. Why buy when you can make your own sparkly snow or winter scented doughs? These recipes and more invite imaginative ideas for making your own snowmen, winter wonderland scenes, ornaments, decorated trees and more.

Peppermint Playdough Structures (via hello, Wonderful)
This homemade peppermint dough smells like the holiday and incorporates a fun straw building challenge to make geometric structures and more.

Christmas Cookie Playdough (via One Perfect Day)
Make Santa and his reindeers some cookies – well pretend ones – with colored beaded sprinkles.

Gingerbread Clay Ornaments (via The Imagination Tree)
Here’s an easy homemade clay recipes for making gingerbread men that look just like the real thing. Don’t they make pretty ornaments to gift or hang on the tree?

Pine Playdough (via Krystal’s Kiitsch)
This pine playdough is like a breath of fresh air and will make you feel like you’re surrounded by nature and trees.

Reindeer Playdough (via Kids Craft Room)
Make Santa’s favorite companion friends with this adorable, no-cook reindeer playdough.

Sparkly Gel Dough (via In the Playroom)
The holidays are all about sparkles and glitter. Celebrate with this fun sparkly gel in bright colors.

Snowman Playdough Factory (via Buggy and Buddy)
This adorable invitation to create gets kids excited about designing their own indoor snowman with a fun printable sign included.

Christmas Tree Playdough (via Mama Pappa Bubba)
Here’s another fun invitation to create with a mint green playdough shaped tree that kids can decorate to their hearts’ content.

Holiday Playdough Recipes (via Apartment Therapy)
All the warm flavors of winter featuring yummy spices can be found in these homemade scented playdough recipes.

Winter Playdough (via Playdough to Plato)
Find out how to make your own winter playdough in pine, hot chocolate and minty ice flavors to create an imaginative winter scene.

Candy Cane Playdough (via The Idea Room)
Give the gift of playdough with this cute candy cane themed gift jar with free printable tag.

Snow Playdough (via Sow Sprout Play)
No snow in your part of town? You can make your own with this soft snow dough that’s made with a surprising bath ingredient!

What are your favorite playdough recipes? Check out more fun winter holiday ideas for kids!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.