Make Lucky Chinese Playdough!

2 cups of flour
2 cups of colored water (I used Wilton “Red Red” Food dye – is bright red!)
1 Tbsp. of cooking oil
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 cup of salt

Place all of the ingredients in a medium size pan. Cook on medium heat and stir it until the playdough thickens.  Knead the dough until smooth.

I let the children knead the glitter into the dough.  I add gold and red glitter to make it “lucky” Chinese playdough!

I sprinkle the glitter on the table for the children to knead into the dough.

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  1. Beautiful playdough! So fun and colorful! We will have to make some soon.
    Have a happy week,

  2. I love it! We are celebrating Chinese New Year at school, my class will love this. Thanks.

    My kids at home will love making it 🙂

  3. In early childhood – playdough is king! It amazes me how much children adore playdough. It adds such excitement to stir-up a special batch that fits the occasion! A good dusting of fairy dust indeed!! Thank you for your comments!

  4. Oh wow! I have been looking for Chinese New Year ideas! This is awesome!

  5. Perfect! So simple but so unique! The kids will love it. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just made valentine’s playdought with red foodcoloring and red and silver glitter. Wish I would have saw the “Goodluck” Chinese playdough yesterday.

  7. I featured this post in my Fave Five Friday post that will be up tomorrow morning so please stop by if you can 🙂 If you would rather I didn’t use a picture, please let me know and I will just use a text link. I also have a featured button if you would like to use it. Thanks for sharing a great idea!

  8. Can you please tell me how much this makes? I need to make enough for 9 kids to each take some home — would I need to double/triple the ingredients?

    Thanks so much!

    • Personally, I think it makes enough for 4 children. It depends on how much you give them but for a nice bit – 4 children.

  9. Mélanie Perron says:

    Cool activity! How long does this last?

    • Sally says:

      About a week if kept in a sealed container. Fun!

  10. Lynn says:

    Made this with my preschoolers last week and they LOVED it! The vibrancy is awesome and of course they love the glitter. : )

    • Sally says:

      Yay!! It is so much fun!

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