We haven't actually had much in the way of snow here in Vermont just yet. A few flakes here and there, but nothing like what the rest of the east coast has had. Still, I like a snowy winter as much as the next girl (well, for the first few months anyway) and I'm starting to feel a little itchy for snowman building season to start in earnest. In the meantime, working on the winter issue of Alphabet Glue has me thinking about winter crafts and activities, particularly the sort that are good for keeping small hands busy. This afternoon, I decided that in honor of the last couple of days of dark skies and cold wind, I would whip up a batch of snow colored sparkly playdough.
I used my favorite no-cook playdough recipe, which you can find in the archives here. But instead of adding food coloring, we added in about a quarter cup of silver glitter. Honestly, I think next time we'll add even more, but I wanted to conserve my glitter resources a bit because they are needed for a couple of Alphabet Glue projects that I haven't photographed yet. Even with the rationed glitter, sparkle dough turned out to be a big hit with Mariam. I'm always kind of amazed at how she can outgrow winter coats, shoes and even once favorite picture books, but a fresh batch of playdough always seems to fit just right.