I am in the midst of party-planning craziness for my just-turned-five-year-old. We're having a Star Wars party and our take-home favor is Galactic Playdough. I adapted this recipe from a version of glitter playdough I've seen on Pinterest. This would also be great in a sensory table or just to play with during a preschool's outerspace unit.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cups water
- black food coloring gel paste (I use this kind so it doesn't stain after it finishes cooking), you'll need between 1-2 tablespoons, depending on your liking
- 1/4 cup glitter (or more to your liking)
- 2 teaspoons pure mint extract (not pictured in above photo)
- Combine water, food coloring gel and oil in large stockpot. Turn on your stove to medium heat and stir.
- Combine all dry ingredients (except glitter) and add to the liquids while they're still heating (don't let your liquids get to a boil...just hot enough to incorporate everything).
-Stir very well...it may take a while to get everything mixed. This is the "beginning stage" of stirring.
- Once 99% of the dry ingredients are incorporated, go ahead and pull the dough out of your pot (I put mine onto a cutting board) and let cool for 10 minutes. Give it a few kneads before adding the glitter...
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