Make this fun no-cook gingerbread man fluffy playdough for your kiddos today. It only takes 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes to make!

gingerbread man playdough

This fluffy gingerbread man playdough sticks together like playdough when squeezed, but comes apart more easily. It’s fun to use cookie cutters as well as just using your hands to shape it.

This gingerbread man cloud dough mixes up in just a couple of minutes and provides your kids with hours of fun!

And it’s perfect for Christmastime homeschooling fun!

My two youngest kiddos have a gluten allergy and cannot play with store-bought playdough so I created this gluten-free version of fluffy play dough for them.

Did you know that playing with playdough is considered “heavy work” from a sensory standpoint?

Fluffy Gingerbread Man Playdough

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That means that it helps the body focus and relax! (You can learn more about heavy work at My Kid’s Table.)

That’s why this gingerbread man playdough is a fabulous activity to use in between harder school subjects like math and writing.

My kids get so excited when they find playdough in their workbox because it helps them re-charge and get their body and mind prepared for the next subject. (Find out more about how we use workboxes for our ADHD kids.)

Fluffy Gingerbread Man Playdough

Ingredients Needed for Fluffy Gingerbread Man Playdough

  • 1 cup hair conditioner
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large spice container of cinnamon or ginger

Mix the cornstarch, cinnamon or ginger, and hair conditioner in a large bowl until combined. The mixture should not feel wet but should clump together when squeezed.

Add more conditioner if it’s too stiff or more cornstarch if it’s too runny.

Add in peppermint candies or gumdrop candies for extra fun!

gingerbread man playdough

Get your copy of this Fluffy Gingerbread Man PlayDough Recipe Card and Play Mat {it’s FREE!} in the Free Resource Library.

I like to store mine in the fridge in a plastic container just to keep it fresh.

I’ve heard other people say that theirs lasts from one week to one month without getting gross.

However, since kids are germ factories, I keep it refrigerated in between play times just so I know for sure that a gross science experiment isn’t growing in it. 😊

Fluffy Gingerbread Man Playdough

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