Crafts

DIY craft: Freezy dough for cool summer play

Too warm for play dough? Try this cool, frozen alternative and have a pretend ice cream parlour.

By Tina Barkley

DIY craft: Freezy dough for cool summer play

Frozen treats (craft)

Supplies

  • Plastic containers
  • Shaving cream/gel or frozen whipped dessert topping
  • Food colouring
  • Cocoa powder
  • Powdered drink crystals (optional)Ice cream cones (food quality or plastic toy ones)
  • Colourful bowls and spoons
  • Construction paper and markers for a sign

DIY craft: Freezy dough for cool summer playPhoto: Tracey Ayton

Step 1

Fill simple plastic containers with either shaving cream (shaving gel works too, you just have to stir it to transform from gel to cream) or use a frozen whipped dessert topping like Cool Whip if you think the temptation to put their fingers in their mouth is too great. Fill as many containers as “flavours” you would like to have.

DIY craft: Freezy dough for cool summer playPhoto: Tracey Ayton

Step 2

Add food colouring choices into each bowl, a drop at a time, and stir (use cocoa to create the 'chocolate' flavour). If you want to go further, add colour as well as scent with powdered drink crystals. Put your finished bowls into the freezer for a few hours or overnight.

DIY craft: Freezy dough for cool summer playPhoto: Tracey Ayton

Step 3

Create your table and scene. Will you use real ice cream cones, plastic toy cones or cups? Make a sign and invite your friends over. No guarantee this dough won’t end up in hair and all over. It’s so much fun to play with.  Keep the hose nearby!

DIY craft: Freezy dough for cool summer playPhoto: Tracey Ayton

This article was originally published on Jun 25, 2015
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