New Year Glitter Playdough

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Our Christmas festivities were wonderful, but now that they are over we get to look forward to a time of new beginnings, de-cluttering, and starting fresh!  I am already convinced that 2013 is going to be great!  Two awesome things we have to look forward to is my big brother getting married in July and the birth of a new niece or nephew on my husband’s side of the family!  I’m sure there will be other unexpected surprises as well!

What a great time to celebrate with some New Year Glitter Playdough!  Unfortunately, I wanted to use ALL the colors of glitter (which was very fine), which made it end up looking a little gray in the end.  Oh well!  We still had fun with it!

Here’s the recipe for playdough:

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups water
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
Glitter
Essential oil for scent (optional)

 

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 1.  Mix all the dry ingredients first, then add the water and oil over medium heat.  If you choose to add a scent, add your essential oil now as well.

 

 

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Grab your glitter (we received ours compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com).

 

 

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 2.  Stir the glitter in before the mixture gets too firm.  Once it thickens and congregates in the middle of the pan, stir just a tiny bit longer.

 

 

 

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 3.  Dump the playdough onto your countertop and cover with a dish towel until it is cool enough to knead.

 

 

 

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 4.  Knead until smooth.

 

 

 

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 5.  Make the numbers 2-0-1-3…

 

 

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 …and add some pom-poms for fun!

 

 

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What’s your favorite way to ring in the New Year with your children???

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