Homemade play dough is one of our favorite sensory ways to play! We're playing our way though the year with sensory dough recipes and this month brings Metallic Crayon Play Dough. Now, if you've followed along with our blogging antics for long, you've seen a crayon play dough recipe or two. (Or three. Seriously, this stuff is amazing. And addicting.) With this month's theme in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough series being Sparkly Dough, we had to bring the sparkle and shine out in our crayon dough recipe with Metallic Crayon Play Dough!
Look at that shine! We've said it before...making play dough with crayons brings out the bold, vivid hues of crayon pigment. And when you make a play dough using crayons, the colors are bright! The gold, silver, and bronze colors of our metallic dough are perfect shades and the sparkle in the crayons REALLY shines!
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Metallic Sparkle Play Dough
For this dough, we used our basic crayon dough recipe with Metallic FX Crayons. Using this brand of crayon gives your dough a sparkle and great metallic hue.
Choose your colors and peel off the labels. Chop crayons into small pieces.
Follow the directions to make crayon dough. Dump it out on a clean surface and start kneading. The colors will be blotchy at first, but keep kneading!
Get the kids involved in kneading the dough. It's such a great fine motor workout for the little muscles in the hands. Not only do the intrinsic muscles get a workout, but kneading dough is a fabulous proprioceptive workout. when you knead dough, pressure input is received through the joints all the way up through the shoulders. This sensory dough is a real sensory activity as you knead the color throughout the dough.
We made up a batch of gold, silver, and bronze doughs with our Metallic FX Crayons. We decided to go on a gem expedition with some glass gems and a magnifying glass.
We pinched, pulled, and inspected the gems from the metallic dough. Fine motor sensory play with dough... It was another fun month of sensory dough!
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Want to see more ways to make sparkly dough? Stop by and see what the other bloggers in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough series made this month:
Constellation Dough | It’s A Long Story
Sparkly Mermaid Slime | Study at Home Mama
Music Inspired Moon Sparkle Dough| Witty Hoots
Rocks and Pebbles Outdoor Sparkle Dough| Peakle Pie
Sparkly Shamrock Dough | Preschool Powol Packets
Taste Safe Strawberry Lemonade Sparkle Dough | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Twilight Sparkle Dough | Creative World of Varya
Midnight Sparkle Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Glitter Oobleck from Still Playing School
Metallic Sparkle Crayon Play Dough | Sugar Aunts
Sparkling Ocean Play Dough | Stir the Wonder
Shimmery Dough | In The Playroom
Sparkle Dough Eruptions | Little Bins for Little Hands
DIY Taste Safe Glitter and Rainbow Playdough | Powerful Mothering
If you like the idea of using your broken crayon pieces in something as fun and creative as play dough, then you will love to try a few different ideas, too. We've given crayon play dough a run for it's fun and tried a few different versions. Check them out and if you make a batch, let us know how you get creative with crayon play dough!