Sparkly Snowman – White Playdough Recipe

Our new elf Jingles hacked into my blog the other day and posted about the advent activities she’ll be bringing the kids this Christmas.

In one of the activities, she told us  about the Snowman Building Competition the elves have every year. She thought my kids would love to participate so she’ll be bringing some North Pole playdough for them sometime in December.

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I thought this is such a great idea and wanted to try this out for myself first. I got to work and whipped up a batch of play dough for this activity in less than 10 minutes.

Just like our Cherry Kool Aid scented playdough, this white playdough recipe is also no cook and edible so it’s ok if your toddler decides to sneak a taste from curiosity but I wouldn’t recommend eating this. It doesn’t taste very good, we tried =)

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To turn this white playdough into a snowman, I gave the little girl some whole cloves, beads and toothpicks.

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After she made her (melting) snowman, she decided to make snowman poop. I love this girl.

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Be sure to check out all the Christmas advent activities Jingles The Elf  has in store for us. She also included some really pretty downloads so it’s easy breezy for your elf to put together =)

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Recipe adapted from this one.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon silver glitter (Optional. If you don’t put in glitter, this recipe is edible and if you do, this is not edible)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cups boiling water

How To Make Playdough

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, glitter and oil.
  2. Add the boiling water (be very careful…this is best done by an adult).
  3. Stir until mixture becomes a sticky dough.
  4. When it’s cool enough to handle, take it out of the bowl and knead for a few minutes until it is a good consistency.
  5. It it’s too sticky, sprinkle a little bit of flour on the counter and knead it in.

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PS – Some of the advent activities Jingles has planned for us includes growing our own candy canes, eating snowman poop and celebrating Jingle’s birthday (I think she’ll be 235 years old!)

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I understand Amy, but just think of that 1/2 cup of salt. Yuk! And the glitter is not edible, which you mentioned in a comment section but not on your blog. Not trying to be difficult, just clarifying what I meant. Thanks!

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How fun!! We love making dough snowmen when we don’t get snow in the winter. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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Hey, Kerry Caterpillar, I thought of you

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Love the idea! But “2 tablespoons vegetable” 🙂

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How much playdoh does this recipe make? I am planning on making for birthday party favors and just need to know how many batched I’d need to make. Also, does the glitter stay in the playdoh or does it get on hands and clothes? Do you think white glitter (the irredecent kind) would show up or would it just mix in and not really be seen? (Sorry for my million questions!)

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