As you all know we are big Bioglitter fans so we had an amazing idea to add it to our Homemade Natural Pumpkin Playdough.
We had so much fun making this recipe and it was a bit of an experiment as we intended it to be a no cook recipe but it ended up needing to be cooked and needed some tweaking. So here it is….
Bioglitter Pumpkin Playdough Recipe
680g plaint flour
1 1/2 tbs cream of tartar
1tbs vegetable oil
240mls boiling water
1 can pumpkin purée
lots of Bioglitter
2tbs pumpkin spice
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together first ( I would add half the flour now and save half until you are cooking)
2. Add the pumpkin purée (I actually got this from a friend from America but I have checked and Tesco and Waitrose sell it too)
3. Add all the wet ingredients and mix
4. Start cooking it on the hob on a low heat (it will take time and lots of mixing) if after a while it has not thickened then add the remaining flour gradually and continue mixing until it forms a dough.
5. Empty out of the pot onto a board and when you can touch it begin kneading it. You can add your Bioglitter now or I let Isabella add it herself as she loves this part and then knead it until fully mixed in.
Bioglitter is available from the following stockist and you can find out more about it in our other post and on www.brianclegg.co.uk
We were very kindly sent some Craft Bio glitter from Brian Clegg to review.
We have used it in lots of different ways, so here are a few of the ways we have used it. You can also see lots more on instagram.
We have been making a conscious effort to try to be more eco-friendly and glitter can be so damaging to our planet so we were so excited to hear that you can now get craft bio glitter.
Bioglitter has been developed to tackle the problem of glitter related micro plastic pollution caused by glitter. Completely unique, biodegradable glitter uses plant derived material as its basis rather than polyester and is the only glitter available on the market which will biodegrade into harmless substances in the natural environment.
The glitter comes in a recyclable plastic dispenser too and I think it’s all the small steps that will make a real difference to our environment. Traditional glitter takes hundreds of years to degrade so this is an amazing step in the right direction.
You can find out more about craft bioglitter from www.brianclegg.co.uk and www.discoverbioglitter.com
Slime with Bioglitter
120 mls glue (we use Brian Clegg glue)
1-2 tbs paint
Lots of Bioglitter
Enough activator for the mixture to come together and leave the sides of the bowl. If it’s still too sticky then add a tiny bit more but be careful to add the activator bit by bit as too much will result in slime that breaks and becomes like rubber.
We find contact lense solution(it must contain borax) and bicarbonate of soda a great activator but we also use borax or laundry detergent (follow the instructions on the pack for these).
We hope you enjoyed reading about Bioglitter and if you’d like to know how to make Bioglitter play dough please check out our Pumpkin Bioglitter Recipe blog post.