It’s that time again! Time to try a new play dough :) We had a blast making this month’s Ice Cream Play Dough for the 12 Months of Sensory Dough series.
This month we are exploring Ice Cream Play Dough. What is it, you ask? Well….. it can be anything you want it to be! There is a non-edible ice cream play dough version over at Play Create Explore. But because of my sweet baby girl, we used a deliciously edible version adapted from Smart School House. Our recipe is below!!
Delicious, edible, baby safe. Perfectly moldable, doesn’t melt, fun and safe for kid’s sensory play!
I made the dough before hand and didn’t want to stop kneading it …. It smelled — and tasted — and felt — delicious! Even my husband was impressed. And that never happens :)
Invitation to Play
In order for John to be excited for play, I have to set eveything out to entice his way into the play. We had to wake him up from a (shocker!) afternoon nap, so he was a bit groggy. But he got excited once he saw the big ball of dough and the sprinkles!
I set everything up outside — yeah less clean up! And I wanted him to feel like he had his own “ice cream shop.” We have played pretend ice cream shop with his play house, so this seemed like a fun idea. I put a cash register and coins out too. Overall, he didn’t catch on to the “selling ice cream” idea, but I’m glad I tried!
He was still tired, so I made him his first ice cream cone, and he hid behind the play house and sneakily took bites!
May, also, couldn’t believe how delicious and fun this was. Look at that smile!!
We moved the trays onto a blanket, and John got to work scooping and covering cones with sprinkles.
Looks like real ice cream, huh?!
Ice cream play dough recipe
I adapted the delicious, edible recipe from Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe over at Smart School House — she has some amazing pictures!!
We changed things up a bit and used:
- one can of delicious frosting
- about 1/2 a box of corn starch
I stirred the ingredients in a bowl with my spoon, and then used my fingers. It smelled amazing :)
This dough is baby safe and edible, so it is perfect if you have very little ones!! You could also try Fun at Home with Kids’ edible recipe (which isn’t moldable, but still a very fun frozen dough!)
Happy, happy children!
This post is a part of the Best of the Best Sensory Doughs: 12 Months of Sensory Dough! Every month, on the 12th of the month, we will be sharing a post on a different sensory dough. Check out our collaborative Sensory Dough Pinterest Board for tons of ideas!!
Here are the wonderful co-hosts:
Lemon Lime Adventures, Delightful Learning, Glittering Muffins, I Heart Crafty Things, Little Bins for Little Hands, Look! We’re Learning!, Natural Beach Living, Powerful Mothering, Still Playing School, The Eyes of a Boy, The Life of Jennifer Dawn
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- Share family-friendly posts related to the month’s theme. Feel free to link old or new posts that highlight your favorite recipes for sensory dough. Failures and unsuccessful attempts are welcome.
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- The linky will remain open for two weeks. On the 12th of each month, all co-hosts will post a new dough with their spin, highlighting at least one post from the month before and pin each post to the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Board.