Let's make a super fun scented ice cream play dough that your kids will love.
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My daughter loves three things more than anything else - ice cream, bubbles, and play dough. If she could plan her favorite day, it would be playing with those three things, and possibly eating an entire watermelon by herself. (Seriously, that girl is cray cray when it comes to watermelon!)
Now that I work from home full time, I decided to keep the kids home with me this summer. I've been feeling a little anxious about how I was going to keep my kids entertained (and away from screens!) and still get work done. My friend Kelly from Smart School House, has the best projects on her blog, and just came out with a new book.
It's full of awesomely fun projects for kids, like edible ice cream play dough for starters! There are tons of fun projects and lots of things to keep the kids busy and entertained this summer.
About the Book:
How to Make Scented Edible Ice Cream Play Dough
I couldn't figure out how to incorporate bubbles into this ice cream play dough. But, I was able to include another of Olivia's favorites by using watermelon flavored pre-made frosting. There are any number of fun flavors available in the store this time of year. I chose creamsicle as the second flavor, since that's one of my favorites.
- an electric mixer with paddle attachment
- 1 carton premade frosting in your flavors of choice
- 3 cups +/1 powdered sugar
- olive oil (as needed)
- ice cream cones, bowls, ice cream scoops, etc.
- Add 1 cup of the pre-made frosting with 2-¾ cups of powdered sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat together, frequently stopping to scrape down the sides. Remove the dough from the mixer bowl and form into a ball.
- Tweak the consistency as needed by adding more powdered sugar or olive oil so that the dough is neither crumbly nor sticky.
- Store the dough in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator. Since it will get hard, you'll need to let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes before playing with it. You may need to add more olive oil if it has dried out any.
You will end up smelling like a creamsicle or watermelon cupcake when you're done, and so will you kids. I call that a bonus!
Love Homemade Play Dough?
Try making our Frozen-inspired Sparkle Dough, or check out this article with loads of homemade play dough "recipes".
Wow, your picture of the play dough looks good enough to eat and I guess you can. What a great idea. I bet your kids loved it.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Hennessee says
Such a fun activity for summer! I am putting this on my list of things to do with the kids:)
What a clever idea - I love this! I can't wait to make this with the grandkids!