Kids Activities Playdough Recipes

Glow in the Dark Playdough

Get ready for your kids to be amazed with this epic glow in the dark playdough recipe! This easy-to-make  Glow in the Dark Play Doh recipe is sure to delight your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students. They will be amazed how their playdough will come alive in the dark. This playdough activity for kids is sure to create some special memories!
Get ready for your kids to be amazed with this epic glow in the dark playdough recipe! This easy-to-make  Glow in the Dark Play Doh recipe is sure to delight your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students. They will be amazed how their playdough will come alive in the dark. This playdough activity for kids is sure to create some special memories!

Glow in the Dark Playdough

Kids love playing with play dough! They love squishing and building with it to create lots of shapes, scenes, cookies and more. It not only allows they to be creative with their imaginations, but it is great for strengthening hand muscles so toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners are ready for writing! This is not your run-of-the-mill playdough recipe! This amazing playdough recipe for kids glows in the dark! Seriously! Your children are going to love this glow in the dark playdough perfect for playing and building with while creating some fun memories with an outrageously fun kids activity.

Glow in the Dark Play Doh

My kid love playing with playdough. It is not only a great creative outlet, but also strengthen their hand muscles so they will be ready to write. But today was all about play! We made glow in the dark playdough.

Glow in the dark playdough
I made our favorite playdough recipe and then added 2 teas of washable fluorescent paint.  I mixed well with my hands. Once it was thoroughly mixed in it did not stain little hands.

Note: To get deep vibrant colors add food coloring / dry Kool-Aid packets AND washable fluorescent paint in the same color.

Making play doh cookies


I gave my toddler a mixing bowl and a spoon so she could make her own cookies or other creations.

Making play doh cookies Making play doh cookies

She patted and shaped the play recipe to make circular cookies on a baking sheet. Kids may also enjoy rolling the dough and using cookie cutters to cut out fun animal shapes, seasonal shapes, etc.
Making playdough cookies
Next it was time to add some sprinkles! Sprinkles are always fun! My kids can’t get enough of colorful sprinkles so this was the perfect item to add to our dough.

NOTE: These cookies are NOT edible or taste safe in any way! Do not eat this playdough
Making playdough cookies

Although adding sprinkles was fun and made them look pretty, it doesn’t allow you to squish and rollout the playdough again as well. So you decide if you want to add sprinkles or not. The playdough was in such vibrant colors from purples, orange, green, red, crimson, light blue, yellow, and more!

The dough can be saved in an air tight container or ziplock bag for days to play with again.

Glow in the dark playdough
Now we checked out our cookies using our black light!
Glow in the dark playdoughYou can wait for it to be dark and add your blacklight or got to a room with no external light and add your blacklight. My kids love the silly fun of using a black light to see colors differently.

Glow in the dark playdough

Can you tell which cookies are “regular” playdough and which ones glow in the dark? Cool, huh! The ones we made with the fluorescent paint look so cool and glow. My kids were super impressed with this activity for kids.

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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