Black Sparkle Space Play Dough
Make some jet black, sparkly play dough for space, robot, or moon related imaginary play times!
How cool is this play dough?! We have made it for a friend’s birthday party today and I’m loving the silver sparkles combined with the jet black dough. It would be fabulous for using during a topic about space or a science investigation about rocks and minerals. I thought exploring it using metallic objects like these pictured would go well with the reflective nature of it too! How much fun would it be to press the dough through a garlic press to make black sparkle string?! I think we need to make some for ourselves too!
Here’s the recipe (which takes all of 4 minutes!):
* 2 cups of flour
* 1/2 cup of salt
* 1.5 cups of boiling water (important that it is straight from kettle)
* 2 tbsp oil
* 2 tbsp cream of tartar (or a squeeze of lemon juice)
* a few drops of glycerine to add extra shine and stretch (this is my own special ingredient!)
* black food colouring or 1 tbsp of black powder paint
* silver glitter
Mix it all together in a bowl until it starts to come together. Then knead it for a few minutes and add the colouring and glitter. It will be very hot at first! It comes together beautifully and will last for months in a zip-loc bag in the cupboard. It will last a good few months before drying out.
See my Play Dough Recipes tab (under the title at the top of the page) for MANY ideas of wonderful things to do with play dough!