Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel’s #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @Guardians

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Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansWith the little man now 3-years old, his curiosity and interest in everything is increasing by the minute! I’m constantly looking for new activities, crafts, ideas, etc to keep his mind stimulated. I recently called up one of my teacher friends to get ideas of what type of activities she has in her classroom. She told me I could stop by her classroom after school was out one day to look at what she had to offer. As I walked into the room, I noticed a bunch of large clumps of playdough in one section of the room. She told me how the kids are learning about space and had made “moon rocks” out of the dough. Definitely looked like an activity my son would enjoy!

As I took home the instructions she gave me for homemade playdough, and gathered ingredients, I was thinking about how much fun my son would have creating these moon rocks. Moon makes me think of space… space makes me think of galaxy… and since I’m such a Marvel nerd, galaxy makes me think of the upcoming film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Now my son is a huge fan of the Avengers Assemble cartoon. If you’ve been watching lately, you know that the Guardians have started to make a crossover appearance. Needless to say, he is now a Guardians fan!

So here I present to you what my friend refers to as Galactic Dough… but we are going to call it Galaxy Playdough in honor of the upcoming GUARDIANS film!

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups of flour
2 cups of water
Black, blue, or purple food coloring
Black, blue, or purple glitter
1 cup of salt
1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
1 tablespoon of cooking oil

Directions

First add the food coloring of your choice to the 2 cups of water. The more you add in, the darker in color your dough will appear. For this batch I mixed in both blue and purple. Add the water and cooking oil together in a pain and heat on medium.

In a separate mixing bowl, add 2 cups of the flour (saving 1/4 cup to the side), along with the salt and cream of tartar. Mix the dry ingredients together.

Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansOnce the dry ingredients are mixed, add them to the liquids that are heating on your stove top. You may want to lower the heat at this point. Stir and mix together until the mixture starts to thicken.

Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansLet the dough cool, and then gradually add in that last 1/4 cup of flour. You may not need it all, so add in a little bit at a time while you knead the dough to the proper consistency. Adding in the extra flour keeps the dough from being super sticky.

Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansOnce the playdough is at the right consistency, add in glitter. What I usually do is pour it in the middle, and then knead and mix the dough, folding it to distribute the sparkle.

Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansOnce you are done mixing in the glitter, you’ll start to the shine and sparkle giving the dough that cosmic feel! This will give the dough a nice sheen and galaxy-sparkle.
Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansMy son was so excited when I showed him the finish product! He just couldn’t wait to mold and form the Galaxy Playdough into not only moon rocks, but different shapes and figures.
Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @GuardiansWant your Galaxy Playdough to last long? Store the playdough in an air-tigth container or in a ziplock bag with a moisten paper towel. If the playdough gets too dried, just knead often with moisten hands with water. This should help the playdough last longer for several play sessions!Galaxy Playdough For Your Lil Guardian! ~ Inspired by @Marvel's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy @Guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Now if you’ve been reading this whole post thinking… “Who are these Guardians she keeps referring to????”… well, you’re in luck! Watch the new GUARDIANS trailer below and see the galactic fun that will hit theaters this August.

Don’t forget to connect with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on Facebook and Twitter!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st!

I received the trailer as a blogger for Walt Disney Publications. As for the playdough? That’s from my friend! All opinions are 100% my own.

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Comments

  1. That is so cool! My kids would love this also!

  2. Stacey @ miscfinds4u.com says:

    My nephews are going to LOVE this! My husband and I will have to watch it with them!

  3. This is fantastic. I love that you added glitter to it – makes it fun for a boy or a girl!

  4. That movie is one on our must-see list for the summer. It can’t come soon enough!

  5. Wow, that came out awesome! I will definitely have to make some of this for my son. He’s a big fan of both play dough and super heroes. Love the sparkles!

  6. This is so much fun!! My boys are going to LOVE it! Can’t wait for Guardians of the Galaxy to hit theaters!

  7. We make play doh at home all the time but I have never thought to put glitter in there. You betcha I will be doing that the next time we make it!

  8. Very cool play-doh. Lots of fun by adding some glitter to the mix.

  9. This is great. We’ve been on a kick making the products we use and play with at home. I will add it to our list of things to be made together!

  10. What an awesome idea! My boys would love to make this!

  11. Oh my goodness! I love the look of this playdough :D You are so creative. Off to buy some ingredients to copy you!!

    Louise x

  12. Jamie Knupp says:

    This is the coolest playdough I have ever seen! My little guys would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Evelin Padilla says:

    Omg I can’t wait to do this in many different colors for my grandchildren.
    Thank you for the idea.

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