Monday, January 3, 2011

Sparkling Snow Play Dough

As I have mentioned before, I teach preschool 4 mornings a week at my church. I have precious three year olds. We are talking about penguins, snow, ice and fun winter things this month. I made this play dough to start off our unit.

Sparkling Snow Play Dough

2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tsp. cream of tartar
4 tsp. oil
iridescent glitter

Combine all ingredients except the glitter in a large, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon; mixture will thicken and pull away from the sides of the pan. I keep stirring scraping the bottom - this mixture gets very thick and quick; Form the dough into a ball, place on wax paper; Allow to cool just a bit and knead in glitter.

*I added some clear vanilla extract to make it smell yummy!

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Anonymous said...

How cute! What a great idea! I might soon be babysitting some small children, I should keep this in mind if that opportunity comes to fruition.

Jessie said...

What a neat idea! I will have to try this with my son!

Anonymous said...

this is too cute i bet your students love you! anne

Val said...

How fun is this....I love play dough and have a recipe but yours looks way better.