Jazz up your crafting routine with some fun and sparkly 5 Minute Homemade Glittery Playdough! Easy enough the kids can help make it too!
Many moons ago when my oldest daughter was a preschooler I discovered Martha Stewart. Not that I’d been living under a rock or anything, but she was starting to show up on regular TV segments and one day was making Homemade Playdough. I thought “what the heck” I’ll give it a shot, made her recipe and my daughter really enjoyed the stuff for quite some time. I, on the other hand, felt rather domestic!
Fast forward to 2013 and I have another preschooler who enjoys dough. This time her preschool teacher supplied each parent with a Homemade Playdough recipe that she’s been using for 20+ years. I made a batch to donate to her classroom; I’d forgotten how fast you can whip it up in your own kitchen. So I turned around and made a couple more batches for my 4 yr old to use at home. But to make it just a tad more exciting and different from the gunk that comes in yellow tubs, we added GLITTER! Nothing better than a glittery mass of dough just waiting to be rolled, cut, squished into shapes and smashed back into a big old pile once again.
If you’ve never made it at home before, it seems quite daunting, but please give it a whirl. It literally only takes 5 minutes, the hardest part is allowing the dough to cool off before letting your kids play with it. I may not be Martha Stewart, actually quite far from it, but what I did learn is that sometimes even Martha can make the easiest recipe in the world and have it be a ball of fun.
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- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 cup flour
- 2 T Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup water
- 2 t food coloring
- 1 t oil
- 1 T glitter
- Combine all ingredients except glitter.
- Cook over medium heat in saucepan for approximately 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- When a ball forms in the center of the pot, turn ball out onto wax paper/parchment paper.
- Add glitter to dough and knead until smooth.
- When cool, store in re-sealable plastic bag or container.