Ice Cream Play Dough (That Looks Real!)

The kids loved playing with this super sweet sensory activity by making ice cream play dough. It’s super easy to make, looks like the real deal, and feels amazing (and non-sticky!). Although it’s technically edible, I didn’t tell them that:)


  • ICING: We used the whole 2 cups per color, but you don’t need to make batches as big!
  • POWDERED SUGAR: It’s a little over a 2 to 1 ratio, so we used 4 and 1/4 cups. (Note, you can also use flour, we tried, but it will not be quite as soft)
  • TOPPINGS- Beads or glitter work great!

Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (10, 7, 5). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best activities that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}