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Playdough recipes - edible and non-edible
an alphabetical list of playdough activities and ideas
playdough colour themed activity ideas for children's play and adults well-being
Twinkle twinkle little star playdough recipe & nursery rhyme printables
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
Twinkle star  Stars and galaxies on NASA

A recipe for twinkling star playdough
Twinkle Twinkle playdough Doh recipe - glitter, stars and torch light!

This sparkly activity involves much gltter! Iridescent, glow in the dark and silver flakes along with illuminous stars, ECO friendly LED torches and blue back lights (plus batteries & a solar charger) rolling pins and star shaped cutters.

As the choas or order of play ensues sprinkle, model and mould the dough, decorate the surface with glowing stars that can be charged with the beam of a torch.  Watch as they illuminate and fade even in daylight.  If wanted, move the activities under a large box and cut viewing holes in the sides to see the stars twinkle in the darkness of night!

Activity resources 

 Yellow playdough - handmade recipe, tubs of Hasbro's Play-Doh or a quantity of carrot dyed playdough

Make yellow playdough with pureed carrot juice
Twinkle Twinkle little star playdough activity
Cut stars from dough, decorate with shiny beads and sing-song with the rhyme
Collage and surface decorations

Gold star bead garland scissors and star cutters
Star shaped pony beads 

Twinkle Twinkle playdough mats
Rhyme, letters, numbers, shapes!

rhyme sheet: Twinkle twinkle little star playdough mat

star letter amd word formation sheet

dot to dot shape formation playdough mat

number stacks -  cut  build and count sheet  

Star cutter stacking
Click to print view the full rhyme printable
Playdough letter formation activity sheet printable
Star outline playdough activity sheet
Cut and count playdough stars on a laminated activity sheet
Prinatable playdough activity sheets to support young children's learning

More star themed resources over on Activities that link to
 Hopscotch pick-up star - if rocks and pebbles are hard to find for spontaneous play why not make some airdry clay ones and store in a drawstring pouch?

and Lunar landings outdoor play with astronauts and rockets in imagined space

Star templates to print and make
Build space rockets and moon walking astronaut characters

Buygold star beaded garlands on
Buy glittery star shaped pony beads on
Buy star shaped dough cutters on


  Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating  playdough recipes
 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


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