5 Minute Homemade Glittery Playdough

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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5 Minute Homemade Glittery Playdough

5 Minute Homemade Glittery Playdough


  • 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


  1. Combine all ingredients except glitter.
  2. Cook over medium heat in saucepan for approximately 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. When a ball forms in the center of the pot, turn ball out onto wax paper/parchment paper.
  4. Add glitter to dough and knead until smooth.
  5. When cool, store in re-sealable plastic bag or container.

Jazz up your crafting routine with some fun and sparkly 5 Minute Homemade Glittery Playdough! Easy enough the kids can help make it too!

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  1. We love homemade playdough at our house. We added some glitter to white playdough to make it “snow” playdough. It is one of my kids’ favorite playdoughs yet! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Ooh! How fun!
    Congrats! I will be featuring you tomorrow (Wednesday) at my Super Link Party!
    If you send me the html for your blog button, I will add it to my sidebar under Featured Guests for the week, too! 🙂
    Thanks for linking!

  3. Thanks for bringing this by Tumbleweed Contessa’s What’d You Do This Weekend? This is so cute. I have 2 granddaughters who will love it.

    Come back by next Monday!

    The Contessa (Linda)

  4. I just LOVE the playdough!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up tomorrow evening!

  5. This was an easy playdough recipe! I love the glitter, so will my girlies! Thank you for sharing at the diy dreamer party ~ pin’d! =)

  6. I remember making this though when my girls were little.. I must remember to make it for my little guy. Maybe not with glitter for him though.

  7. Everything is better with glitter!

  8. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!


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