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!!!!
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!!!
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!
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