Starry night for a rainy day

Rose and i are such play-dough fans, especially on days like these where the weather is really unfriendly. I always find it really worthwhile to make a little batch as Rose really likes to play. Normally my play-dough is a bit grey in colour though i have to admit. So when i saw this amazing starry night version i thought it would definitely be a good one to help me raise my game.

I liked the sound of this recipe also because of the addition of gelatin to give it extra stretch and bounce. it is a lovely and soft one.

starry night black glittery play dough

Here is the recipe for you to try:

1 cup (250ml) flour
1 cup (250ml) water and food colouring combined (i used a whole bottle of black food colouring!)
2tsps cream of tartar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup (83ml) salt
1tsp gelatin powder
Lots and lots of glitter

Add the water and colouring to a saucepan over a medium heat and add the geletin powder. Stir until dispersed. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the glitter) and combine. Keep stirring as the mixture heats up. Take off the heat when the dough has come together and is coming away from the sides of the pan. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before turning out and kneading. Add the glitter by rolling out a thick lump and pouring the glitter on. Knead again well  to spread it through the dough. Then it’s time to play.


I love how dense the colour is and the contrast with the glitter. Rose really like prodding her play dough with a fork and using the rolling pin. She is quite good at sharing her play dough too. This was a really nice rainy afternoon for us.

Next time i think i might need to find a recipe for edible play-dough though…


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