Last week was Week 9 of the 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge. I already knew what I wanted to do for the challenge. I had signed up to bring in play dough to Graylie’s preschool class for the month of March. The hard part was picking out which pin to actually try. There are so many great ones to choose from! Of course, I decided on this Glitter Playdough Pin from Housing a Forest.
It turns out that making your own play dough is pretty easy. I’m not sure why I have never tried it before. It only takes a few simple ingredients. I actually had every ingredient on hand!
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1/4 Cup Salt
- 2 teaspoons Cream of Tarter
- 1 cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable or Canola Oil
- Food Coloring of your choice
- Glitter of your choice
I put the first five ingredients in the saucepan and stirred them together. Then I put it on the stove on medium low heat. You just keep stirring this mixture as it heats up. I added the food coloring as it was heating and stirred it in. The play dough is ready once it starts to form once large clump of dough. This took about two to three minutes.
Once you have your dough ball, place it on a cutting board to cool. Once it has cooled a bit, you can add the glitter in. (You could also add the glitter in with the food coloring while it is heating, but we chose to do it after the fact.)
We thought it was fun to add the glitter to the dough ball and work it in with our hands. This made it more of a sensory activity as well.
Once you have the glitter mixed into the play dough, it is ready for play! According to the original post, this play dough will last up to six months if you keep it in the refrigerator in a zip lock bag.
I absolutely love how pretty the colors turned out. I wanted to do a rainbow of colors but we ran out of cream of tarter. I’ll have to be sure to pick more up since I definitely see us making more of this in the future! I think it would also be fun to do holiday themed play dough or birthday themed play dough. The possibilities are endless with this!
This was definitely a fun week for the Pinterest Challenge. As always, I would love for you to join me and our small Facebook group called 52 Weeks of Pinterest – 2018 Challenge. It is so fun to post pictures there and also brainstorm on what types of projects to do.
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