Edible playdough!!! We May Never Turn Back!!!

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I love pictures!  I saw this post on Pinterest about making ice cream playdough: http://wildflowerramblings.com/sensory-play/ice-cream-play-dough-12-months-sensory-dough/

I thought it looked so cool! I also thought it might give me peace of mind since my son already tries to eat regular playdough:-/ You know, that moment when play goes from play to “OH NO!  DON’T EAT THAT!!!!”

Well, I had 1/2 a container of frosting that I didn’t know how I was going use, so I figured I try it! Do you run into that problem too?  I’m not a huge frosting fan and whenever I make a cake or cupcakes, I always only use about 1/2 the container.  Unfortunately, the majority of time I end up throwing the frosting out.  I thought the worst case would be that I make a mess and end up throwing it out anyways, so no big deal!

Here’s how I made it:

1/2 container of frosting
1 cup corn starch(I added corn starch slowly as I kneaded the dough)

It worked!!!! OMG!!! I was stunned!!!  I was even more shocked by the fact that this activity held the attention of BOTH my daughter and my son for over an hour!  That’s crazy incredible!!!!

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When I gave it to my kids to play with, I put extra corn starch down on their working areas just so that after a while the dough wouldn’t stick;-)

They LOVED playing with it!!! Surprisingly, they only nibbled on the dough, they liked it, but wanted to just keep playing:-)!!!

I gave them random sprinkles that I had and they LOVED DECORATING!

My daughter loved making shapes, pizzas, and at the end, she made ‘scream cheese’ from the movie Hotel Transylvania. Love love love!!!

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My son loved cutting the dough and then pretended it was a person, and then a bulldozer picking up all the sprinkles<3  I was THRILLED!!!  I’ve had a hard time finding foods for him to cut that he can ACTUALLY cut.  Do you run into that problem too?  Boo!  This stuff was a perfect texture!

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What a fun random thing to do on a hot Saturday afternoon! Now I really want to try this with all other fun frosting flavors!! I hear summer non-melting ice cream party in our future!!!!

Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3

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Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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