Glittery Gem Dough

If your child loves bling, glitter, or all things sparkly (who doesn’t??), here’s an activity that sure to be a big hit! To make your own glitter gem dough, you will need:

1 cup rock salt
1/4 cup glitter glue
3-4 drops food coloring
Emily did all the measuring for this, with the exception of the food coloring. Begin by mixing the rock salt and food coloring first until well blended. Then, add the glitter glue. Our glitter glue even had tiny confetti stars in it… so cool!
Stir again until well blended.
Spread out onto work surface. Make sculptures, or…..
…use cookie cutters to make glittery shapes!
So sparkly!! Allow a few hours for the glue to dry.


  1. MaryAnne says

    Great bling 🙂

  2. ONe PiNK FiSH says

    fun- fun- fun

  3. Hmmm… that's interesting. What do you do with it after it's dry?

  4. @ Petula — Good question! Emily pretended they were "fairy cookies". I guess they look a bit like something fairies might eat..??

  5. R will love that!

  6. Very cool!

  7. Stephanie Griffith says

    Oh Valerie, your idea is going to be such a hit with my girls! I love it! And I agree with Emily that they definitely look like fairy cookies.

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  9. @ Stephanie — Hee hee! I don't know where she comes up with this stuff!

    @ Christy — Wow! That is so cool, and Emily will LOVE it!! Thanks so much! 🙂

  10. Preschool Playbook says

    oooo…I like this!

  11. says

    Wow, that is AWESOME! I've never seen anything like that. So pretty… I'll be linking.

  12. @ Rachel — Thanks so much! 🙂