Learn how to make unique DIY play dough with only three ingredients – this version glows in the dark and is so inexpensive to make! Kids will love it.
Once the dreary days of January and February hit, I’m always looking for fun and easy indoor activities for kids. I’ve seen DIY play dough around Pinterest and thought it would be fun to try my hand at making a glow in the dark version!
I can’t believe this glow in the dark play dough only requires 3 ingredients and is virtually mess free! Woohoo!
If you are a mom to small kiddos, you won’t want to pass up this fun and easy recipe. Hopefully it will relieve the winter blues for an afternoon.
Glowing DIY Play Dough
Here’s all you will need:
- 1 Cup Conditioner
- 2 Cups Corn Starch
- 1 Small Bottle Glow In The Dark Paint (non-toxic)
Mix the conditioner and corn starch together in a bowl. We used coconut conditioner from the Dollar Store and it made our play dough smell extra yummy.
Just get the cheap-y stuff, there is no need for anything high quality. If the dough seems too sticky, add more cornstarch.
Next, dump in your bottle of glow in the dark paint and mix until it’s fully incorporated.
Once the dough forms a nice ball, you will want to charge it near a lightbulb or flashlight. This will make it extra “glowy” when it’s time to play with it in the dark.
Have fun! If the glow starts to fade, just hold it up to a light for a few minutes to charge and keep playing. You are allowed to play with your DIY play dough with the lights on, too!