Melted Ice Cream Play Dough for Kids

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I love ice cream.

I really love ice cream.

I thought it would be fun to create a play dough recipe that smells like ice cream.  I had visions of scoop-like balls of play dough covered with colored dough sprinkles.  It was all very cute and ice cream parlor-ish in my mind.

Melted Ice Cream Play Dough - feels like a solid and acts like a liquid - Kids Activities Blog

To make the dough smell like ice cream, I am using Cold Stone Creamery International Delight Coffee Creamers.  They have three new smells {I mean flavors}, Hot for Cookie, Founder’s Favorite and Churro Caramel.  Oh my!  I need a cup of coffee right now just thinking about those.

I modified one of our favorite play dough recipes:

  • 1 part Cold Stone Creamery International Delight Creamer of your choice
  • 2 parts corn starch

Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until it is a thick consistency.  It smells all yummy and ice creamy.

I pulled out the dough to start making ice cream parlor accessories when something magical occurred…

The dough melted into the kitchen counter!

I picked it back up and found that it felt solid and could be molded in my hand and squeezed, but the minute I set it down it would become a puddle.

It looked and smelled like melted ice cream.

Melted Ice Cream Play Dough made with Cold Stone Creamery International Delight Gourmet Coffee Creamer

It is really one of the craziest things we have made at home and my boys had a ball investigating this crazy concoction that reacts to pressure with resistance, but melts away when set down.

It is a great afternoon activity made from two ingredients you will have on hand.

My faux ice cream parlor didn’t pan out as expected, but we had a ton of fun!

Stop by the ID Pinterest board for even more fun!

Love ice cream + coffee? This summer, International Delight is bringing your favorite Cold Stone Creamery ice cream flavors to coffee.  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.



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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.

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