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Quick Craft Post: Glitter Play Dough

| November 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

We had a twitter party (#creativekids) last week and it reminded me that we need to do MORE play dough and MORE glitter… Also my good friend Anna from The Imagination Tree ALWAYS has play dough “lying around” when we visit and the kids simply love it! So this week we made some more and we combined the glitter and the play dough in the hope to keep the glitter mess at bay.

Perfect for some “Seasonal Play Dough” sessions.. I feel all sparkly and Christmassy already!

And yes.. this isn’t “really” a craft post as such… as surely this will become a staple in our house like drawing – we always have paper and pens easily accessible to both children. And will try and do the same with play dough from now on (with a bit of salt dough every so often for longevity)!

play dough recipe

(and yes, the purple you can see in the photo is ALL GLITTER!)

This time we used (we have made play dough before, but wanted to try out different proportions – to be honest, both recipes seem to work just fine!)

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 cup of salt
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1 tblsp cream tartar (Anna tells me you can replace this with a few drops of lemon, bet that smells lovely too!!!)
  • Red food colouring
  • glitter

1) Put it all in a pan at low heat

2) Keep stirring…

3).. until starts going more solid and forms a dough that comes off the bottom of the pan. It shouldn’t feel (too) sticky

Let it cool and play.

If it air dries, the salt will come to the surface. Just reknead it and keep playing…

We used:

  • Glitter (lots)
  • Toothpicks
  • Conkers
  • Cupcake cases

**At least 20min PEACE & QUIET**

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  1. Haha, I love that description of it “lying around” my house! yes, I guess it is certainly to hand! Love the idea of it spilling from the cupboards and found in every room :-) Maybe one day it will be!
    Yours looks lovely- very Christmassy indeed.
    Definitely try out our tweaked no-cook recipe as it is SO easy, takes all of 4 mins and lasts longer than the cooked (I don’t know why?!)

  2. Tasha says:

    Milo love play dough and the colour purple. Purple glitter play dough sounds like a perfect 20 minutes of peace and quiet to me. We shall absolutely be doing this very soon methinks!

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooooh Anna, if it lasts longer, then most definitely will head your way for the no cook recipe with the next batch (I am sure that will be in a couple of weeks or so!), thank you :-)

    Tasha – and ooh purple glitter dough sounds very regal to me!!!

  4. Isil says:

    Oh, glittery play dough is best! Sometimes I add some cinnammon or clove.The kids enjoy the lovely smelling playdough 😉

  5. I’ve made salt dough, but never play dough, and this recipe looks so easy and pretty! We’ll try it since it’s getting to be rainy around here and we’ll be indoors for a while. Thanks for sharing!

  6. How fun!! I will definitely give this a try. I would love it if you would share it at my Sharing Saturday link party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/11/sharing-saturday-4.html. Thank you!

  7. Elaine Kidd says:

    I hadn\’t thought of adding glitter, great idea.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Wish it was my idea… but all sorts of lovely things you can put in playdough – The Imagination Tree is a real expert! Do check out her site!

  8. Thank you SO much for sharing this post with me! Although I may not be thanking you in a couple months when I’m still finding glitter bits here n’ there. 😉


  9. I’ve featured this activity in my latest Craftulate blog post on Larder Crafts for Toddlers. You’re welcome to see it here http://craftulate.blogspot.com/2013/02/30-larder-crafts-for-toddlers.html – please grab a Featured Button if you’d like to. Thanks for the inspiration!

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