Last month, Granola Girl chose a snow theme for her birthday party. I had planned to make snow playdough for all the party guests and send it home with them along with a snowflake cookie cutter for the party favour. Unfortunately, her party fell the week of Snuggle Puppy’s emergency appendix surgery so the playdough didn’t get made in time. I still really wanted to make it for my kids to play with so just this week, I set out the playdough with some other items and invited the kids to come and play.
Snow Playdough Recipe:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. or more white liquid colour
- 1 cup water (boiling if using the KitchenAid method)
- silver glitter
KitchenAid method instructions:
- Put dry ingredients in KitchenAid mixer.
- Add oil and the white liquid colour and begin mixing with the flat beater.
- As it is mixing on the lowest setting, add the boiling water.
- Add in the silver glitter. Mix until the playdough texture you want is achieved.
- Take the dough out of the mixer and knead it for half a minute or so.
- Once it has cooled, store it in an airtight container or in a resealable bag.
Stovetop method instructions:
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a pot.
- Stir in the oil, water, and liquid colour.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom.
- Cook until the dough forms a ball.
- Remove from heat.
- Place playdough on a piece of wax paper.
- Add in the glitter at this point. Knead.
- Let cool. Store in an airtight container or in a resealable bag.
Snow Playdough Invitation to Play:
I set out a snowflake cookie cutter, a snowflake stamp, snowflake confetti, snowflake brads, pine cones painted silver with silver spray paint (this should be done by an adult), and a little plastic snowman with the playdough. As always, the kids were much more creative than I ever could be and came up with ideas I wouldn’t have thought of.
Our neighbours were over playing and Mr. V. thought of using a pine cone as a stamp to create a pattern in the playdough. Such a cool idea! Little Miss J. used the cookie cutter and on the inside of the cutout created, she used the snowflake stamp. The result was so pretty.
Dancing Queen made a five tiered snow cake topped with two plastic snowmen and decorated with the metallic confetti. I got a picture of it but it was so blurry that even editing couldn’t salvage it (I’m still trying to figure out my camera!) so you will just have to use your imagination when it comes to the snow playdough cake.
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