New Year Glitter Playdough

Ring in the New Year with Glitter Playdough!

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
Essential oil for scent (optional)



 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.




Grab your glitter (we received ours compliments of




 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.





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





 4. Knead until smooth.









 5. Make the numbers 2-0-1-3…




 …and add some pom-poms for fun!






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

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