It’s a new EDIBLE play dough! You know I can’t stay away from making this stuff. 😉 Can you guess what I used this time?
This time around I used whipped topping — Cool Whip. I actually chose the “extra creamy” whipped topping. I picked it because I thought the hydrogenated fats would work well in a dough.
This was a strange experiment, and I have to admit in the beginning I was thinking this was not going to work. But, it did. This was a 2-day process for me only because the fairies in my kitchen hid all my boxes of corn starch. It was about 10 o’clock at night when I started, and I wasn’t going to the store for a box of corn starch.
I started with a frozen 8 oz tub of whipped topping. But, I only had about 1/2 cup of corn starch. I mixed the whipped topping with 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of corn starch. It turned into a messy goo.
Then, I went searching the cabinets for more corn starch, which I could not find. So, I packed up the goo and put it back in the freezer. The next day I purchased three boxes of corn starch, and when I got home, I promptly found 2 brand new boxes of corn starch at the top of my pantry. :/
You can easily use food coloring when it’s still in the “goo” form, but I thought white was fine for our experiment. We made a few snowmen from it. This made more than enough play dough for two kids. It tasted sweet and a little like a marshmallow and a little like sweetened whipped cream. It was very pliable.
When I finished kneading it, it was freezing cold. This was a great sensory activity for Molly. She loved playing with it when it was cold. We even cut out snowflakes with a snowflake cookie cutter. It eventually warmed to room temperature, but the pliability stayed the same.
- 8 oz tub of whipped topping
- 2-3 cups corn starch
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Do not defrost whipped topping.
- Dump all of the whipped topping into large bowl with 1 cup of powdered sugar until well combined.
- Next, mix in 1 cup of corn starch -- at this point it might still be a goo.
- Refreeze the goo for several hours or overnight.
- Remove from freezer and mix in 1 cup of corn starch. If it still feels sticky, add 1 more cup of corn starch.
- Remove from bowl and begin kneading. Knead for 3-5 minutes until it turns into a dough consistency.
- Then, it's time to play!
- When done, place in ziplock bag and keep in fridge for 2-3 days.
- When crumbly and no longer pliable throw out.
I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we did with Cool Whipped Play Dough!!