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.
I gave my toddler a mixing bowl and a spoon so she could make her own cookies or other creations.
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.
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
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.
Now we checked out our cookies using our black light!
You 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.
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.
Fun Kids Activities to try
- Looking for another glow-in-the-dark activity to try with your kids? Try our preschool spider craft or Jesus is the light craft
- D is for dinosaurs activities
- Easy-to-Make Microwave Puffy Paint
- Amazing Color Changing Playdough Recipe
- Simple Edible Finger Paint for toddlers
- Dying Rice – How to Make Colored Rice for crafts and sensory bins
- Kool Aid Playdough – Our favorite playdough recipe
Fun Summer Activities
Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:
- Marshmallow Shooters – go over 30 feet!
- 2 ingredient Easy Slime Recipe or try one of our other slime for kids recipes
- DIY Lava Lamp
- Pop Rock Science Experiment
- Grow Your Own Crystals
- Water Balloon Density Experiment
- Amazing Bubble Painting