We have another play dough recipe coming your way. It’s Cool Whip Play Dough! I know a non-dairy whipped topping like Cool Whip might be a little unconventional, but I had this theory that the hydrogenated fats in Cool Whip would make a fun play dough. I’d say it’s like cloud dough.
I decided to go with the extra creamy whipped topping because I thought it might give us some extra oomph in making the play dough.
This was a strange experiment. In the beginning I started to doubt myself and thought this was not going to work. But, in the end it actually came out great.
How to make Cool Whip Play Dough
We had some trial and error. I started with a frozen 8 oz tub of the 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.
If you want to color your Cool Whip Play Dough, I recommend doing so while it’s in the goo form before you refreeze it. We decided to keep ours white for a cloud-like look and feel.
I packed up the goo and put it back in the freezer. About 12 hours later, I had more corn starch and proceeded to mix in about 2 to 2 1/2 more cups into the Cool Whip. Then, I kneaded it for a few minutes before letting my daughter play.
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 also very pliable and easy to manipulate.
The fun part was that it was freezing cold. This was a great sensory activity for the kids. They loved playing with it when it was cold. We made snowmen and cut out snowflakes with a snowflake cookie cutter. It eventually warmed to room temperature, but the pliability stayed the same as when it was cold.Print
Play dough made from cool whip? Yep, you read that right!
- 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.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
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