Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wintertime Playdough

Ahhh...peace and quiet. 

The girls and I mixed up a batch of fresh playdough a little while ago, hence the peace and quiet.  While scanning Pinterest the other day I came across "Sparkly Snow" playdough.  It's simply homemade playdough with glitter added rather than a color.  For added sensorial enjoyment we added some mint extract.  The girls incorporated the glitter into the warm dough for at least 30 minutes (peace & quiet) and then we found a reusable plastic container for it to be stored in.  I picked up a clear & glitter tray at Walmart the other day for $1.97, so the playdough is located on it along with a basket of Christmas cookie cutters and a rolling pin.

Sparkly Snow Playdough

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • one small container sparkly white glitter
  1. In medium saucepan, and with burner OFF, combine dry ingredients and stir.
  2. Add liquid ingredients and stir again.
  3. With burner on LOW, stir until the mixture is VERY thick, about two minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit.
  5. Add glitter and then knead dough until smooth.
  6. Store in ziploc bag or plastic dish with lid.