Play Dough is a childhood staple that sparks creativity and imagination, and on top of that, it's a cinch to make at home!
We've gone through A LOT of play dough over the years with my three kids, and I've blogged about a couple of edible play dough recipes that my kids have enjoyed, and my two youngest still like for me to make!
This Edible Chocolate Play Dough is made with chocolate frosting, peanut butter and powdered sugar, so even though I don't recommend eating a lot of it, it is deliciously edible!
This Peanut Butter Play Dough is almost healthy, with the addition of instant fat-free powdered milk to peanut butter and honey.
I absolutely couldn't resist trying this Ice-Cream Play Dough recipe, because it is made from frosting, and is so pretty!
What you need:
1 cup of white store bought frosting
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
Several drops of liquid food coloring
(If you find colored frosting, you can skip the food coloring).
Begin combining the frosting with the powdered sugar, a little at a time in your mixing bowl, preferably with a dough hook. Don't pour all the powdered sugar in at one time though, add it a little at a time, till you get a good consistency, that isn't either too wet, or too crumbly, adjusting the powdered sugar as necessary.
Then divide the dough into however many colors you would like, and add a few drops of food coloring to each batch, and work it through till the color is evenly distributed. Putting each color in a ziploc baggie while working the color through, makes this easier and cleaner to do!
Pick out your cookie cutters and have fun! At the Smart School House, they used the play dough to make gorgeous pretend ice-cream cones!
She also says, if it gets too dry, just add a few drops of olive oil, and work it through the dough.
Here's my tip: Wash out your frosting container, and then use it to store the play dough in the refrigerator to use again!
recipe from Smart School House