Friday, March 13, 2015

Twilight Sparkle Playdough

Do you want to hear a secret? I loathe glitter! I love the shimmery look but simply detest the way it sticks it around and no matter how thoroughly you clean.

Welcome back for another month of  12 Months of Sensory Dough Recipes where several bloggers get together to share the exciting sensory dough recipes and a variety of twists and turns. It is our hope that you will have a one-stop resource for all things Sensory dough! This month we are featuring a huge list of sparkle doughs from play dough to cloud dough and everything in between.

Bubbles has become quite engrossed with the My Little Pony TV show of late, so I decided to try a Twilight Sparkle themed playdough this month. Since the theme was 'sparkle' I also decided to attempt to conquer my glitter phobia and include a little 'sparkle' in our playdough with the hope that the playdough would keep the glitter from spreading. It didn't!

1 cup self-raising plain flour
2tbs cream of tartar
 1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1tbs cooking oil
Approx. 2tbs puple glitter
Approx. 2tbs purple finger paint (you could also use poster paint or food dye, we just happened to have this on hand!)

How to Make:
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
Stir over medium heat for 3-5minutes or until the mixture congeals.
Remove from heat and dump on a lightly floured bench and cool slightly.
Once cool enough to touch knead until smooth-add more flour as you need it.

Note: Normally I use plain flour for our playdough but we didn't have any and I decided to experiment with the self-raising flour. The mixture turned out alot wetter than normal and I had to add a fair bit of extra flour during the kneading process; I almost gave up but with a bit of kneading this turned out to be a super soft playdough and best of all when it got left out overnight uncovered it didn't go hard!

How to Play:
I simply placed the playdough in the centre of our a dip tray along with a few other elements I thought the girls might enjoy creating with: googly eyes, feathers, small sticks and of course some My Pony figurines. 

Bubbles and Squiggles had a ball with the playdough-squeezing it, rolling it, cutting it and forming it into different objects.

Squiggles particularly had fun squishing each figurine into the playdough and declaring "Stuck!" each time.

Bubbles created some interesting Twilight Sparkle sculptures, a garden for Fluttershy and then finally a lolly shop.

It was a big hit and Bubbles has already requested that I make Rainbow Dash playdough next!

Now for the fun part…

Would you call this recipe and activity a success or a fail? Would you try this recipe or have you tried another? We want to see! You can share pictures to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google+. Tag your pictures with #ilovesensorydough.

Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each provide a different take on the dough, some of us with have the BEST recipe ever, while others (probably me) will show you our attempts (both failed and successful).

Calming Glitter Slime | Lemon Lime Adventures
Constellation Dough | It’s A Long Story
Sparkly Mermaid Slime | Study at Home Mama
Twilight Sparkle Playdough | Squiggles and Bubbles
Sparkly Shamrock Dough | Preschool Powol Packets
Sparkle Salt Dough | Preschool Inspirations
Taste Safe Strawberry Lemonade Sparkle Dough | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Twilight Sparkle Dough | Creative World of Varya
Midnight Sparkle Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Star Wars Dough | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Glitter Oobleck from Still Playing School
Sparkle Dough | the Pleasantest Thing
Sparkling Ocean Play Dough | Stir the Wonder
Shimmery Dough | In The Playroom
Sparkle Dough Eruptions | Little Bins for Little Hands
Stress Busting Sparkle Dough | Raising Lifelong Learners

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Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.

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