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Hey everyone! It’s time for our 12 Months of Sensory Dough linkup! Every month, I’m honored to co-host this linky with 11 other bloggers, including Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures, Val & Alex at Glittering Muffins, Devany at Still Playing School, Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands, Kimberly at Natural Beach Living, Melissa Ann at The Eyes of a Boy, Nicolette at Powerful Mothering, Amy at Wildflower Ramblings, Rachel at I Heart Crafty Things, Michelle at Delightful Learning, and Jennifer at The Life of Jennifer Dawn!
This month we’re all making Ice Cream Dough! Now is probably a good time to point out that we’re making sensory dough that resembles ice cream. Oh, if only we could make play dough out of actual ice cream. I might never leave my house.
I found a great diy ice cream play dough recipe at Play Create Explore that uses hair conditioner, cornstarch, and vanilla flavoring. We happened to have all three, so off we went!
Believe it or not, this is about the consistency you want the dough to have. It shouldn’t be smooth like actual ice cream when you’re mixing, because it will firm up as it’s shaped. When it’s crumbly like this, you’re heading in the right direction. 😉
All done! Now it’s time to turn this into “ice cream”.
We purchased the Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe a while back, so we thought this was a great time to play with it! Note: DO NOT put the diy ice cream play dough through this machine. It is firmer than regular Play-Doh, so it will get stuck and be nearly impossible to remove. (Ask me how I know.) But the ice cream props and toys in the set were perfect!
All we did was scoop up the dough, place it in a serving dish with a spoon, and add a little glitter to make a sundae!
Naturally, we had to make at least one double scoop cone. 🙂
All in all, this was probably one of my favorite dough recipes of the entire series. It was super easy to make, it didn’t make a mess, and it felt wonderful to touch.
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