We love glowing things around here and we love playdough, so we decided to combine the two. This playdough is all natural and you should be able to pick up all the ingredients to make it at your grocery store. Not only does it glow brightly, but it also lasts for 4-6 months in a sealed container. We just love it!
Glowing playdough makes for a fun twist on all those fine motor skills - like cutting. You can practice cutting a glowing night star!
If you get hungry, you can "bake" a glowing cupcake.
You can use your playdough tools to make glowing spaghetti.
Isn't it so bright?
It was such a fun twist on our usual playdough play. S really got a kick out of it.
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To make glowing playdough, you'll need:
Our Glowing Vitamin (it goes by many different names, depending on the brand - but most stores carry a version of it. If you want to buy it at a store, write down all the percentages of each ingredient of this vitamin and find one that matches!) Here is the UK link to the vitamin; here is the Aussie link!
Cream of Tartar
Crush 2 of our Glowing Vitamins into a fine powder (if yours are in capsules, open the capsules). Add the vitamin powder to 2 cups of flour, 4 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar, and 2/3 cup of salt and mix until very well combined. Next add 2 cups of warm water and 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil. Whisk this extremely well until there are no lumps. Add it to a saucepan and cook on medium heat until the playdough completely holds together and is no longer sticking to the pan or your spatula. If you are not sure if it is done, take a small bit in your hands (adult only - the playdough is quite hot) and roll it. It should not stick and should have a firm storebought playdough texture. If it is smooshy or sticky, keep cooking it! Once it is fully cooked, allow it to cool for several minutes. Have an adult thoroughly knead it to make sure there aren't any remaining hot spots before handing it over to a child.
Take the playdough into a dark room and turn on a blacklight to see it glow! The vitamin will give the playdough a bright yellow color - it's still fun to play with in daylight. Our kids play with it both ways - in daylight and blacklight. When you are done playing, seal it in a Gladware or Ziploc bag for another day of play!
To see more of our GLOWING play ideas, click here!
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