First, the beautiful finished result! Isn't it pretty?
I took a picture of what I used, just because I am really enjoying watermarking my pictures :) I used my regular play dough recipe, halved, like with the snow dough. Half is plenty for one Boogie.
Ingredients (specifically for this batch):
* 1.5 cups flour
* 3 ounces salt
* 3 tablespoons cream of tartar (they sell it at Target, generically, guys! So happy!)
* 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1.5 cups water
* 10-20 drops red food coloring
* 1 packed unsweetened cherry Kool-Aid
* Lots of red glitter
For directions, see the recipe link above.
Here is Boogie helping me blend the ingredients.
This is what it all looked like when I put it on the stove. Beautiful, huh?
Here is what it looked like after I stirred it a few times.
And this is what it looked like right before I put it in the mixer.
It looked much better after the mixer. The combination of Kool-Aid and food coloring gives it a really bright, pretty red color. And it smells so nice! I wanted to use strawberry Kool-Aid because strawberries seem more Valentine's Day-y to me, but what we had was Kool-Aid so that's what I went with.
I dumped a whole bunch of glitter in the middle, then rolled and kneaded and squished until the glitter was spread throughout the whole batch. If you are concerned about a mess, 99% of the glitter will stick to the dough. I always find a few pieces of stray glitter on my hands and table, but it really isn't bad at all.
Once the glitter was spread, it looked like this! The red photographs differently based on if the flash went off or not. But it is so pretty and red and sparkly and fun, isn't it?!
If you have been on the fence about making your own play dough, I hope this post encourages you! It is easy, you know the ingredients, your toddler can have fun making it with you and it is much more of a sensory experience than the store bought stuff.
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