Of course you could use any coloured tinsel you like, various colours would look great too. I decided on using gold tinsel with play dough that had no colouring added. To start, I carefully snipped off the golden strands, almost making something like glitter.
If you are doing this with older children you could have them help you make the play dough and practice their scissor cutting skills before kneading it into the dough.
It wasn’t long before Possum was pressing the long strands of tinsel into the play dough and enjoying the interesting impressions it made.