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Any parent knows that play dough is a fantastic way to keep kids engaged in play time. However, we also know that store bought play dough can be expensive. We have found that by whipping up a quick batch of homemade play dough, we can save money and enjoy it for days.
We have created a simple and frugal play dough recipe from scratch and added a special touch, glitter! Kids love glitter and moms enjoy it more IN play dough, not on the floor.
Sensational Play Dough to Make for Kids that Sparkles
Not only does the glitter add an element of excitement to the play dough, but it also changed the texture. This play dough perfect for sensory fun! This recipe can be modified with different colors for more experimental enjoyment in your homeschool or preschool activities. We love the idea of pastels and using the recipe for spring doings.
Sensory play is important to your child’s development, calming, and can also aid fine motor development. We highly recommend incorporating sensory play in your homeschool or preschool to engage your students.
The Glitter Play Dough Recipe for Kids:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp cream of tartar
2-3 drops green + pink food coloring
1 cup water
In a large pot, combine flour, salt, oil, cream of tartar, glitter, and
water, mix well with a whisk.
Add a couple of drops of gel food coloring and mix
Cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
Play dough will begin to thicken
and eventually, form a thick ball of dough.
Pour your dough onto a surface to cool.
Once cool, knead your dough. If it is still sticky, add a little extra flour and
knead it in. Add more glitter and knead it into the dough if needed.