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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

"Frozen" Bubble Dough Play - Only Two Ingredients!




We decided to experiment with a different type of playdough today.  I've seen various recipes for "bubble dough" or "ice cream dough"(as it's sometimes called) on the web.  The dough is made from essentially two ingredients: cornflour/starch and a washing product (such as washing-up liquid or conditioner or bubble bath).  As we had some cheap handwash lying around, I decided to make ours using this.




I poured a small packet of cornflour into a bowl and then gradually added the hand wash kneading the dough and handwash together for a few minutes until I got a texture I was happy with.  (The quantity of corn flour and hand wash I've given below may vary according to the type of cornflour and handwash you use).  The playdough was extremely soft and colder than normal playdough.  It was tougher to break in two, but broke cleanly and also crumbled when rubbed between the fingers. It smelled divine!




What we used: 
A small packet of corn flour/starch
A third of a bottle of hand wash
Aqua glitter
Aqua and silver foil snowflakes
Disney Frozen figurines
Cake sticks

Originally, I hadn't intended to incorporate a "Frozen" theme, but when I combined the cornflour with the blue handwash, it blended to an aqua colour.  As I had glitter and foil snowflakes of a similar colour, I added these.  I gave the boys some cake sticks and their "Frozen" figurines and left them to play.




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