It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas frosting dough time! It’s no secret that we love, love, love frosting dough, and with only two ingredients, you’ll love it, too.
What is Christmas frosting dough?
It’s only the best thing in the entire universe.
I taught college for eight years, and in one of my classes, I had all my students make some type of homemade dough.
One student brought in frosting dough and I couldn’t get over how incredible it was. I remember exactly where I was standing in the room. 😂
Now, I make frosting dough for every holiday that I can!
Related: Christmas is 100x better with a GIANT Christmas coloring banner for the whole class or family to enjoy together
- Christmas frosting – grab it on Amazon for convenience, but they’re $2 each at Target
- Powdered sugar
- Large mixing bowl + spoon or standing mixer (recommended)
- Dough toys – optional
- Cookie cutters – optional
How to make Christmas frosting dough
Step 1: In a bowl or stand mixer, combine one part frosting with two parts powdered sugar
Tip: Empty the entire container of frosting dough in the bowl then fill the container twice with powdered sugar
Step 2: Mix until thoroughly combined and a dough is formed
Step 3: Add in sprinkles, toys, and it’s playtime 🎉
Christmas frosting dough is incredibly easy to make and fun for kids to make with you.
Tip: If you have a stand mixer, use it for this! We have done both methods but the stand mixer is easier and faster. (No stand mixer? That’s fine! A bowl + spoon work, too.)
How to make your dough ✨perfect✨
- If your dough is too dry, add a bit more frosting
- If your dough is too wet, add more powdered sugar
Making dough is always a science experiment with a quick fix if anything ever feels “off.”
Try some of these other fabulous dough activities:
- Halloween Frosting Dough
- The Easiest Play Dough Ever (with No Cream of Tarter)
- Mystery Play Dough Colors
- Lemon Playdough
How to store Christmas frosting dough
Like “regular” play dough, you can save your frosting dough and use it over and over again.
When we’re done, we seal our Christmas frosting dough in a Ziploc bag, and it stores well for several days (we have kept ours for a week before, but it might last even longer).
Alternatively, you could store it in an airtight container.
If it ever gets too sticky, a touch of powdered sugar will fix it right up.
We make frosting dough all year
I grab the seasonal frostings all year long.
Usually, I buy my frosting at Target in the seasonal section.
Target does have frostings in the baking aisle, but the holiday frostings are often only in the holiday section of the store (usually in the back).
Once you make frosting dough, you’ll be hooked, and you’ll want to make it all year long, too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Any that can safely enjoy the materials.
To reduce the temptation, we allow the kids to always taste a small piece if they’d like. After that, we are clear and consistent about the rules of not eating more of it.
There is no flour in this activity, but always double check ingredients to make sure everything is gluten-free.