Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snow Dough!


HEY HEY HEY!!! It's Day 3 of "Creating Christmas" with The Girl Creative! Are you on the edges of your seats for the MOST glitter filled project of the week? ARE YOU!?!?? I dare any of my fellow co-hosts to come up with a more glitter filled project. This dare? IT IS ON. So come on ladies, bring your glitter to the table and let's make some Snow Dough already!

I got the idea for Snow Dough from Tradewind Tiaras. She made Glitter Playdough for a Star Wars themed party and somehow ended up getting pinned on Pinterest. My family's undying love for Star Wars, Glitter and Playdough made this FATE. Chances are you have all the ingredients already (well, maybe not the nearly 30 year old baby food jars, but it's ok if you don't have them because I ended up not using mine in the end... more on THAT later.)

What you'll need:
  1. 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  2. 1 Cup Salt
  3. 2 Cups Water
  4. 1 TBSP Oil
  5. 1 TSP Cream of Tartar
  6. Food Coloring (optional)
  7. Glitter (VIALS AND VIALS AND TUBES AND BAGGIES OF GLITTER!)
Ok, so you can use as much glitter as you feel necessary. I grabbed every container of silver and teal glitter I had in my insane glitter stash. And yes. I have a whole Rubbermaid container FULL of the stuff. If you are using the "Devils Paint" (aka food coloring) add to water for even distribution... or maybe you WANT it to look tie-dyed. Totally up to you. Place flour, salt, colored water, oil, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it turns into dough. If you smell "biscuits" cookin' take that pan off the heat and stir till the consistency is even. Use your best judgment as to whether or not to return to heat after your "biscuit" incident. Trust me on this one. Turn the dough out onto a parchment/foil lined cookie sheet to let sit until it's cool enough to knead.  Create a "crater" and fill with glitter.  Continue to knead the dough.  If you want more sparkle, repeat this step. A lot.

"Sooooo... hi! I'm a pretty creepy blob of glitter dough! How YOU doin'?"
 
I doubled this recipe for my own project because I was unsure if I'd have enough for 25 goody bags worth to send to the kids' preschool Holiday Party on Thursday. It definitely made enough for 25 full sized (stage 2/3) baby food jars. HOWEVER, I will not be sending them in baby food jars because I had second thoughts on how logical it would be to send all that glass to a classroom full of 2-4 year olds. Something just went off in my head that it probably wasn't the brightest idea I'd had all my life week. So, to make sure all my jar washing wasn't in vain, at least you get to see the "final product" all gussied up.

 There are days where I really... REALLY... hate that the only "dishwasher" I have is ME.

 Awwwwwww, lookit how pretty she is!

So, do you have an insane glitter project you'd like to share with the class? Have you already blogged about it? Would you LIKE to blog about it!?!?? I am open to guest posts for Friday if anyone has a "Holiday" themed craft they'd like to share. Glitter is not optional. Leave a link to the post or how I can contact you in the comments section and we will chit-chat tomorrow or Thursday! Can't wait to talk to you and hear your ideas!!!

I am sharing my holiday home decor and cleaning tips for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls and Great Cleaners.

2 comments:

  1. What a great favor, I might need to do this for my kiddos
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  2. I just might be making pink and purple snow dough for my Daughter's 3rd Birthday next month. It WAS fun to make. :)

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