How many times have kiddos opened up their play dough only to find it dried out because they didn’t get the lid on right (or some other mishap)? No more running to the store for new ones. Instead, whip up this glittery no cook homemade play dough with items you already have at home!
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My kiddos love playing with play dough. Sometimes they even want to keep their creations sitting out to air dry then display in their rooms. This means we go through a lot of play dough and it gets expensive.
Finally, I decided enough is enough. It was time to create a budget friendly homemade version and that’s exactly what I did. Of course, I had to make it even better so let’s make it sparkle! The end result is this awesome glittery no cook homemade play dough that is super easy to make and a blast to play with. Even better, I had all of the ingredients on hand so it was totally free too. Definitely a mom win!
Glittery No Cook Homemade Play Dough Ingredients
- 2 cups water
- Loose Glitter in Multiple Colors
- Food Coloring
- 8 tablespoons oil
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 cup salt
First, add 1/2 cup of water to 4 separate bowls. I used glass soup bowls for mine.
Then add different colors of glitter and food coloring to each bowl and stir the mixture. Try to make your food coloring correspond with the glitter color.
- Both gel and liquid food coloring work for this. The pink one in the pictures was gel food coloring because I realized after the fact that I was out of the red liquid coloring.
Next, add 2 tbsp of oil to each bowl and again, stir to combine.
- Don’t worry if your glitter starts to clump. It will separate as you knead your dough later.
Set your bowls aside and mix your flour and salt together in a separate mixing bowl.
Then add 1 cup of your flour and salt mixture to each bowl of water and oil mixture.
Mix your wet and dry ingredients together until a dough forms.
Lastly, knead the dough on a floured surface (use your remaining flour and salt mixture) until you achieve that play dough consistency.
- If your dough starts to get too stiff, knead in some additional water in half teaspoon increments.
Store your homemade play dough in air tight bags or containers in between play. I used resealable plastic bags and squeezed the excess air out before sealing.
This glittery no cook homemade play dough turned out fantastic! It’s hard to capture the sparkle in the pictures but it is definitely pretty and glittery. Note that this makes a huge batch so your can easily separate it into multiple sets for your kiddos. That prevents fighting over colors and amounts which was a lifesaver for us. Anyone else so over the fighting between the kiddos this summer? Save yourself some trouble and separate your large batch of play dough before handing it over for them to play with.
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