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Strawberry Glitter Playdough is fabulous for sensory play. It also makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for small children.
So his year I decided since Locky has become older and more aware of things I would get us more involved in Holidays. Christmas was a huge hit of course and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I though it would be super cute and fun for him and Cooper to give their little friends something special this year.
I decided since the boys love the homemade playdough I make them that it would make a lovely valentine’s Day gift for their friends which are all the same age as them. What child doesn’t love playdough? Am I right?
I wanted something very pretty so I made this delicious and super cute Strawberry Glitter Playdough. This recipe is a little different to the other recipes I make but it also turned out fabulous and SO soft. I love the feel and texture of it. The kids loved making it with me and playing with it and I’m confident once Valentine’s Day rolls around that their little friends will love their gift also!
The special thing about this playdough is it smells so yummy like delicious strawberries with a hint of coconut and it sparkles with lots of glitter. I found my boys loved this when they played with it. I had to get the boys tick of approval and make sure they loved it just as much as I wanted them to.
The recipe is very simple and certainly very cost-effective. I love you can make homemade playdough in big batches and I can easily store for months. As long as you put it in an airtight container then it will last a long time. My last batch lasted 6 months which is fabulous. Of course if the kids get it filthy I would be making a new batch.
Now be warned, this smells so good that your kids may want to eat it thinking it’s some sort of yummy treat so stay close and supervise just incase your little one decides to have a good old playdough feast!
Strawberry Glitter Playdough
2 Cups Plain White Flour
2 Cups Boiling Water
4 Tbsp Salt
4 Tbsp Cream Of Tarter
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Packet Strawberry Jello Crystals
1/4 Cup Glitter
Red Food Colouring (add desired amount of drops until you get the colour you want)
1. Place all dry ingredients in a large metal bowl
2. Add hot water
3. Quickly and thoroughly mix all ingredients
4. Once playdough is cool enough to tough, knead until it forms a large ball. If you need to add extra flour to make the playdough a little harder then this is fine. I added a little extra and it still turned out perfect.
This is such a simple and delicious smelling recipe. You don’t have to worry if your child decides to eat some as it is made with natural food products though I wouldn’t suggest letting them to have a whole meal out of it as they may feel a little unwell after.
If you want to give this playdough away as a lovely little gift to a special little person or two then here are some very cute FREE Valentine’s Day Playdough Gift Tags I made to go with this Strawberry Glitter Playdough!
Happy making, playing and gifting!!