January 28, 2014

Glitter play dough

epic keep calm and glitter on

Recently, Brie’s SK teacher asked if any of the parents were willing to supply play dough for the classroom.  Now, you can imagine how quickly my arm shot to the roof!  After all, I get to do a fun activity with my kids at home and Brie and her little friends at school will get to enjoy the results – 2 birds, 1 stone, baby!

My girlfriend Rowena has been an avid play dough making enthusiast for the last 17 years, so I used her tried and true play dough recipe and put my own twist on it.  Yeah, you guessed it, add glitter to the play dough!!!

This is super simple to make.  All you need is a solid play dough recipe.  Here is the one I used.

* 1/2 cup salt
* 1 cup flour
* 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
* 1 tablespoon oil
* 1 cup water
* food colouring

Combine the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring all the time. When the dough has a good consistency, take it off the heat and allow it to cool.  Separate into little balls, put in food colouring and knead it together.

Then, liberally add….Glitter!!!

Glitter play dough epic

The kids enjoyed making it, Brie’s classmates enjoyed playing with it (especially the girls) and the teacher and ECE really got a kick out of our sparkly, glittery gift.

Epic Play dough recipe

Watch out, because next time we’re going to add some yummy smelling extract to the mix.  We’ll keep you posted. 🙂



  1. That is some fine looking play-doh! Your kids are lucky to have you 🙂 I get so stressed about the mess of play-doh that my kids hardly ever get to use the stuff!

    • I’ve been known to sometimes call play doh…’the dough of serenity’. Yep it does make a mess, but it does keep them occupied while I have a few moments peace. 🙂

  2. What a fun little craft!

  3. Looks almost good enough to eat! 😀

  4. Oh my gosh, what a neat idea! Thanks for sharing. I think my boys have some glitter in their future! Lol

    • I’m sure your little guys would have a blast with the glitter play dough. Drop me a line and let me know how they like making and playing with it Jenni. 🙂

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