Making your own playdough is always a fun activity to do with the kids, but making glow in the dark playdough takes homemade playdough up a notch. Kids will have an absolute blast making this No Cook Glow in the dark Playdough recipe.
Playdough that glows is really cool!
No Cook Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe
This glow in the dark play-dough is sure to be a favorite for your kids. This could also be put in goodies bags for parties or celebrations. This quick, easy and fun recipe will be an awesome addition to your kids favorite toys.
How Long is Homemade Playdough Good?
Homemade play-dough is always fun to make. And we always want to make sure its long lasting. Well, this recipe specifically lasts for about 2 weeks. Now, it will only last that long if stored in an airtight container the whole time unless during use.
What are some Fun Ways to Play with Glow in the Dark Playdough?
Some kids enjoy making messes and throwing their toys everywhere. But for fun and clean ways to enjoy play-dough time. You can set up on a kitchen table or floor, and grab some old cooking utensils and play as if your cooking or make the room very dark and play with this cool colored play-dough for as long as you want by itself.
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Playdough Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- Food coloring
- 1 teaspoon cosmetic-grade glow in the dark pigments (pictured: https://amzn.to/30sVJdW)
NOTE: A black light is not needed for this glow in the dark playdough but might enhance the experience. Also note that the pigments must be charged in sunlight to glow in the dark. The longer they charge and the more pigments used, the longer the playdough will glow. To avoid discoloring your hands, wear gloves when mixing the colors.
How to Make No Cook Glow in the Dark Play-dough
In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
Combine the oil with the boiling water. Stir the oily water into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Remove the dough and knead until it is no longer sticky. Divide into equal parts with one part for each color.
Indent each portion of dough to create a small hole. Add drops of food coloring and glow in the dark pigments to each portion.
Knead and twist the dough until the pigments and coloring are evenly distributed.
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