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How To Make Unicorn Play Dough

Play-dough is an all time classic activity that children absolutely love to have fun with. It is super easy to make at home and we have created a really special recipe for you that has had a sprinkle of unicorn magic added to make it extra special for all you unicorn lovers!

What I love especially about this recipe is, you are likely to have nearly- if not all the ingredients at home already. It is a really inexpensive activity that children love to get involved in not only making- but then playing with it afterwards too!                           

Unicorn Playdough

There are lots of hidden benefits to learning when kids are playing with play dough making this one of the best activities for them to engage with. It is good for developing fine motor skills, it encourages creativity and imagination, its good for learning colours, and encourages patience and calmness.

This homemade recipe is really quick and easy to make and you can even involve your children throughout the whole process!

Homemade Unicorn Play Dough


  • ½ Cup of flour
  • ¼ Cup of salt     
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil                           
  • ½ Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • ½ Cup of water
  • Gel food colouring
  • Glitter
  • Optional aromatherapy oils   


    How to create your very own unicorn play dough

    Step 1. Measure

    Measure out your flour, salt, water, cream of tartar, and vegetable oil

    Homemade Unicorn Playdough


    Step 2. Mix

    Place all ingredients into a saucepan and mix all together using a wooden spoon. Stir until they are all combined together to form a loose sticky paste

    Homemade Unicorn Play Dough

    Step 3. Heat

    Heat your saucepan on a hob on a medium heat stirring your ingredients round until they form a play-dough consistency. This usually will take a couple of minutes only
      Homemade Unicorn Playdough

      Step 4. Add Colour

      Remove your hot play dough from your saucepan and leave to cool

      Once cool enough to handle you can then divide your play dough into the amounts you want for each colour (I usually divide this recipe for 2 colours)

      Homemade Unicorn Playdough
      Homemade Unicorn Playdough
      Unicorn Homemade Play dough

      Step 5. Add Glitter

      Once cooled, roll out and add a generous helping of fine glitter
      How to make unicorn playdough
      How to make unicorn playdough

      Step 6. Mould 

      Shape and mould the play-dough to ensure the glitter penetrates throughout the dough 
      How To Make Unicorn Playdough

      Step 7. Add Scent 

      An optional step is to add a couple of drops of scented aromatherapy oils to your play dough, this makes it smell delicious!

      The same steps can be repeated with lots of different colours until you have as many colours as you want!  

      How to make homemade playdough

      Homemade Unicorn Play dough

      Unicorn Playdough

      Be as creative and adventurous with colours and glitter as you like- this is the really fun part! Make sure you store the play-dough in an airtight container to stop it drying out!