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Toddler Christmas Craft Microwave Glitter Play Dough

I LOVE play dough - and what better toddler Christmas craft activity than Christmas-colored glitter play dough!

There are so many things that you can do with it, it's heaps of fun, it's non-toxic (thankfully, as kids and dogs have tried it in our house) and it is really really quick and easy to make. Cheap too! I admit that I used to buy the proper Play Dough because it was easier (so I thought) and the thought of turning my best pans blue and green with food coloring didn't really appeal to me. But last week I discovered Microwave Play Dough - it's great!

I'm not an amazing cook and baking is the area where I really fall down, but this is EASY! So easy I let my 2-year-old make the play dough (with the supervision of course - otherwise my whole house would be covered in flour and oil) which meant that I got two toddler activities for the price of one. Even with a 2-year-old making it, it still took less than 5 minutes (add a few extra minutes if you plan on making more than one color).

For the amount that I made (about ½ a kilogram) the ingredients would have cost me less than $2 (if you had to buy everything it would be around the $7 mark, but that would make you a mountain of the stuff!). We added glitter (optional) for a bit of extra Christmas sparkle.

Tip: Make sure that adding the glitter is an adult-only job - it's a nightmare to clean up if you spill it! You'll still be finding bits next Christmas!

Microwave Play Dough


Toddler Christmas Craft - Microwave Play Dough



  1. Mix all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon (you can use a mixer if you like, but if you mix it well a spoon is fine).
  2. Place in a microwave-safe container
  3. Microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring each time) until the mix is a dough consistency. (takes about 4 minutes depending on your microwave)
  4. If the dough looks a little dry add a dash of oil and kneads the dough.
  5. Store in an airtight container or snap lock bag in the fridge.

Toddler Christmas Craft - Microwave Glitter Play Dough



To keep up with the Christmas tradition, buy some Christmas cookie cutters for your toddler.

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