Galaxy Dough {Play Recipe}

Rosie and Jewel got a telescope for Christmas, and they have been having so much fun exploring the night sky.  To extend that interest I whipped up a batch of GALAXY DOUGH for them.  This dough is really easy to make and so fun!  It is super smooth, ultra sparkly, and REALLY stretchy.  Needless to say it is quite hard to put down.

Galaxy Dough Recipe
GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

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This play material requires no cooking and can be made in just a few minutes.  Using baby oil in this recipe produces a much smoother dough than what you might be used to, and it also has a delightful smell.  Adding a few drops of glycerin makes the dough really shiny and stretchy.

Materials  (affiliate links provided)
                              

Note:   You can find glycerin in the health & beauty section of most stores or online here.    

Method
  • Combine the flour, salt, & cream of tartar in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add several drops of black food coloring to the boiling water, and then combine that in the bowl along with the baby oil & the glycerin.  Mix all the ingredients.  
  • Continue mixing until the play dough is formed, and then knead the dough for several minutes.  Add more food coloring as you knead if needed.  I used A LOT of food coloring to get the rich, black coloring you see here.  
  • Once mixed you will now have the most amazing, super stretchy dough!  
  • Finish the dough by adding glitter in the colors of your choice to mimic the stars in the galaxy.  
That's it!  Now it is time to PLAY!
GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

This dough is so silky & fun!  Rosie & Jewel got lost in a world all their own as they stretched, pulled, built, & created

GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

I gave Rosie and Jewel marbles, glow stars, and space figures, and they found all sorts of ways to play with this amazing dough.  You can find glow stars & marbles at the dollar store, and the space figures we used can be purchased online here.

GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!
GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

This easy to make dough kept Rosie and Jewel happy & playing for quite a while, and they have asked to play with it several times since we made it.  Store your galaxy dough in an airtight container, & it will stay good for up to 6 months!  Using baby oil & glycerin helps the dough to stay super soft for a really long time!

A Few Tips:  You will need to use a lot of food coloring to get a rich, black color.  We purchased ours at Walmart for just a couple dollars, and I used half of the bottle to get the color you see above.  You could also use black watercolor paint if you have it on hand.  

Troubleshooting:  If your dough turns out a little too watery just add a bit more flour and mix it in.  If your dough begins to dry out you can mix a little baby oil in to revive it and give it new life.

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Sticky sand is lots of fun for kids to play with.  It acts like wet sand, but it isn't actually wet.  It sticks together well, creating a perfect molding sand for sculpting and creating    Two ingredient snow dough - this stuff is amazingly FUN and so easy to make!

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GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!

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