Whipped Cream Play Dough! I know what you're thinking. Seriously? A play dough recipe made with whipped cream? Yes, you read that right! You guys, this is such a fun, fluffy play dough recipe, that's also taste-safe for curious toddlers and preschoolers. It's the perfect activity to do with little ones - just about any day of the week!
Hi friends, how have you been? We've been having a few of "those" weeks around here as of late. This past week everyone came down with a flu like bug, and it snowed (crazy amounts of snow), so we were land-locked at home for a bit. To quell some of the cabin fever, we did a few crafts and I made this fun, fluffy, taste-safe whipped cream play dough for my toddler. He was most intrigued by the use of one of his favorite fluffy dessert toppings (Cool Whip), and he had a blast molding it and playing with it for hours.
If you're looking for a fun experiment and a unique play dough recipe, this is definitely it! It's super simple to put together too! Check out the simple supply list and tutorial below.
How to Make Whipped Cream Play Dough
What you'll need:
- Measuring cups
- A mixing bowl
- Whipped cream - we used Cool Whip (thawed over night in the refrigerator)
- Corn starch
- Optional: a rolling pin / play dough cookie cutters etc. to use with your whipped cream play dough
Mix equal parts whipped cream and corn starch together in a mixing bowl (we used 1 cup Cool Whip and 1 cup corn starch). Knead thoroughly to combine ingredients (note: it takes about 5 minutes of kneading by hand for ingredients to combine well). If your play dough is too moist add a bit more corn starch (a tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency). If your play dough is too dry, add a bit more whipped cream (a tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.)
You can store your whipped cream play dough in an air tight container for up to two weeks, in the refrigerator. We simply rinsed out the Cool Whip container and dried it well, and used it to store our whipped cream play dough.
Play, create, and most importantly, have fun! ENJOY!