Glactic Playdough

I found this idea on Pinterest and thought my kids might enjoy some new playdough:

Glitter Playdough! Be the coolest mom on earth (well you don't even have to be a mom) and make this galaxy playdough for a fun play date.

So, I made some of my own.  It took me all of 10 minutes.  I did use purple cake dye instead of black and it did not dye my hands at all, even after 5 minutes of kneading the dough.

I kneaded silver and a red/purple glitter mix in as well as some glitter stars that are silver.  I think it will be so much fun for them to play with! It’s not sticky at all and I had everything already at home to make it with. 🙂

Kristen 🙂


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on September 16, 2012, in Pinterest, Playdough. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I would like to make this with my 44 1st and 2nd graders After School Science Club, could I make the play dough the night before and have the students add the glitter? How much would I need to make that much? What do I store it in, the night before? Any suggestions?


    • Hi Carol,
      I don’t see why you couldn’t make it the night before and then have your kiddos roll the glitter in later. I did find it was a little easier because the playdough was warm when I rolled it, but I tried some again today and it worked okay when it was colder. I made the recipe that is on this site and it made enough for about 4 kiddos to have a good sized amount, so you would have to multiply it times 5 or 6 to make sure you had enough. I stored it in a ziploc tub with the lid on and keep it in the fridge so it doesn’t mold quickly or get smelly. 🙂

      Kristen 🙂


  2. Kristen, Do you have a favorite website and/or book concerning Differentiating Instruction in kindergarten. I’ve got Cindy Middendorf’s book by the same title. Just wondering if you had any advice, ideas, etc… We have to set teacher goals at my school and I chose Differentiated Instruction. This year, I am the EIP classroom and wanted to offer different means of experiencing learning. Very excited about this challenge.

    Sha Rehberg


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