Valentines Day Homemade Glitter Play-doh!

Valentines Day Homemade Glitter Play-doh!

Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun, easy, and cheap  homemade Play-Doh! This is something super fun to make with your kids! My 4 year old had a blast!

Here is what you will need (you probably already have these things at home!):


A mixing bowl
¼ cup of water
1 cup of flour
½ cup of salt
unsweetened Kool-Aid (this is what will add the color and smell!)
Some glitter!



Step 1: Add the flour and salt to a bowl (I suggest pouring the flour in yourself if you have little ones helping, it tends to get everywhere haha!)


Step 2: Mix the flour and salt together!

Step 3: Add the water to the mix!

Step 4: Mix all the ingredients together! (It will get very thick, so you might need to help your kids mix, make sure to get all the lumps out!)

This is what it should look like when you are done mixing!

Step 5: Add about ½ a pack of the Kool-Aid mix of your choice. (if the color is to light you can always add more)

Step 6: Mix the Kool-Aid in until the color is where you want it to be, then add the glitter! You can add as much of this as you want, depending on how glittery you want your Play-Doh to be!

Step 7: Put the finished playdoh in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes or until it is no longer sticky.

Step 8:  Enjoy!


So, that’s it! A super easy and fun way to make homemade Play-Doh with your kids! The whole process takes under an hour, and the clean up is pretty minimal (make sure you soak the bowl you made it in, makes it easier to clean out). I do suggest putting a little of the flour on your kids hands before the play with the Play-Doh, it will help the Play-Doh not stick to them :).

This project would make a great Valentines gift for classmates as well! Buy treat bags (the cellophane kind) and knead into balls and drop them in, finish it off with a Valentines themed ribbon and ta-da! Fun to play with, and it won’t make them as hyper as candy! And this doesn’t have to be for just Valentines day either! You could change the colors according to the Holidays, or just make them on a rainy day when the kids are stuck inside all day!

Now that I’ve showed you a craft we love to make, tell me..what is your favorite Holiday Craft to make with your kids???

Valentines day Play-doh project by Rachel!

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  1. says

    Ive made play dough before but never thought to add glitter in it. I usually just use food coloring to make it different colors. I will have to try cool-aide next time.

    • rachelle jones says

      Yea I always used food coloring too, but when I saw this I just had to try it! It made it smell SO good lol!

  2. Charlotte Raynor says

    Very kewl idea for kids. I really like the idea of the KoolAid and the glitter. It makes it so pretty and smell good too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dana Pugsley says

    I am always looking for simple fun things to do with my grand daughters. We will definitely make this for Valentines Day ( weekend) when i see them next Homemade play dough! Great fun! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Roslyn Londo says

    This an amazing way to keep kids smiling!!
    My children are married and out of the house. But I will be babysitting my 3 year old grandson until there is a spot in preschool! This will keep him busy or hours(I hope). He does love to build things.

    We will use cherry kool-aide for Valentine’s Day!!!!!

  5. Desiree Dunbar says

    This is such a neat idea!! I would use Cherry or Strawberry Kool-Aid because those are always in my house.

  6. Heather DeBooy says

    Must say I have never tried making play doh glitter or otherwise but this would definitely get my girls excited! My husband not so much to pick up the mess haha…

  7. rayraycartucci says

    my son is a playdoh kind of man. I am gonna make some with him today! Thanks for this idea….I needed this idea.

  8. Leesa says

    I remember making this for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. Glitter would have made it pretty. Will share this with our Sunday school teachers. Fun!

  9. Vanessa Plummer says

    Oh my gosh! My 3 & 5 yr old boy and baby girl LOVE play dough!! This will be fun for Kayne because his 4rth BDay is ON valentines day!! Thank u!

  10. Melanie W. says

    This is so easy and who doesn’t love glitter? Most of my DIY projects involve some form of glitter…it needs to sparkle and shiney!

  11. Melisa Hennings says

    i cant wait to try this one.. i have never made play dough before so im gonna have alot of fun with the kids! i never even thought about doing this before. and after reading the comments from everyone im even more excited. thanks so much everyone

  12. Jennifer Hiles says

    I remember making play-doh as a kid and having so much fun. To be honest, I kinda forgot about it. Now that my daughter is turning 3, I bet she would have a blast doing this. Love the idea of adding low sugar koolaid.

  13. Cathy Jarolin says

    The Homemade Valentine’s Play Dough is really a nice idea. To add sparkles to it makes it all the more impressing to me. I love Glitter and Sparkle.. My children are all grown now. I will be sure to give this recipe to my daughters for their little ones ..I know they love playdough they are always playing with it.. :0)~~ When my children were young we all worked on putting their Valentines cards together and we made sure we taped a piece of candy to the outside envelope~ ~They loved doing this.. We also baked cookies and brownies putting little valentine pieces of candy on them. Oh how I miss them Simpler Days! Lol!

  14. Janette Polivka says

    This kind of seems like a mess waiting to happen lol but I know the kids would love it and it is cheap entertainment they would love and also keep them being creative and awau from technology!

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