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Crystal Playdough Recipe

Crystal Playdough Recipe
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Crystal Playdough Recipe

We are very excited to share this simple playdough recipe and playdough play idea with you all simply because of the gorgeousness of it all! Well, we are lovers of all things shiny and sparkly. My kids love to collect shiny and sparkly objects { sometimes broken bits of glass, NOT sea glass, just bits of glass bottle. *sigh* }- yep, their animagus (birdus?) would probably be a crow { Harry Potter reference for the uninitiated!}
make glittery playdough for kids

More importantly I’d love to introduce these gorgeous, sparkly, shiny things that would sing to any crow’s heart. These guys come straight from my pantry.

materials needed for play dough recipe

Follow the simple play dough recipe at the end of the post and add a generous dose of glitter. Yeah, well suck it up and throw a giant dose in haha..{ If you are too nervous remember that playdough picks up glitter really well!}

Invite the kid to play with the “crystals” and playdough.

crystals on playdough

Watch them create gorgeous playdough models.

crystals playdough

Some kids would prefer to throw the crystals on the surface and run the playdough over it. Some would take the time to create with the crystals.

picking up the crystals with playdough

Eitherway this playdough activity will never fail to entertain you.

pink crystals playdough

Make shiny gem treasures for just sensory play or use them in pretend play { think dragons, pirates and castles}

playdough recipe with edible crystals for play

Stack them up and enjoy their beauty!

playdough with crystals

Add toys to enhance the play experience.

crystals and playdough

The bunny looks so comfy on her sparkly crystal throne.

recipe for playdough with crystals

Playdough Recipe

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1.5 tbsp salt
  • 1-1.5 tbsp oil
  • 3 drops of Gel Food Color
  • 1/4 tsp of glycerin
  • large dose of Glitter


Add the flour, salt and cream of tartar and mix well. Add the oil, food coloring and boiling water and start mixing with a form. After the water cools down add glycerin and knead the dough with your hands. Once you get the desired color, add in a generous dose of glitter for shine.

Crystals Recipe { click below for the recipe}

Sparkly crystals you can make with this simple kitchen ingredient from Two daloo.

We have enjoyed

  1. Mango Pladyough
  2. Tropical Fruits Playdough
  3. Chilled Playdough
  4. Cardomom Playdough
  5. Rose Playdough


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Sparkly Crystal Playdough Recipe

Check out our resourceful e-book filled with many preschool play ideas.

preschool play book

We have also collaborated on another e-book with simple and practical baby play ideas.

baby book


  1. WOW! I love these both, and am amazed at the wealth of play ideas you present with your recipes! Imagination central! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY, RECIPES AND IDEAS!


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