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.
I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we did with Cool Whipped Play Dough!!