I set up a playdough ice cream shop for Boo's beach themed 2nd birthday party. I covered our coffee table with turquoise blue wrapping paper. This looks lovely and it also stops rogue playdough getting stuck between the timber boards. I made three types of playdough ice cream:
- Chocolate playdough – 1.5 cups of plain flour, half cup of cocoa, half cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 and a third cups of boiling water. Chocolate playdough smells amazing but it tastes like playdough so the kids won't eat it.
- Light pink playdough (strawberry) – 2 cups of corn flour, half cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 and a third cups of boiling water with a tiny splash of pink food colouring. Corn flour makes super white dough with a lovely texture.
- Turquoise blue playdough with gold glitter (blueberry) – This was my favourite, again I used this recipe from The Imagination Tree.
I stored each 'flavour' of ice cream in a plastic tub and added some ice cream scoops and spoons. I found cheap little takeaway espresso cups for the kids to scoop the ice cream into. To add a little sparkle, I provided bowls of shiny sequins for ice cream sprinkles. And of course, I always add a collection of sticks to all playdough activity.
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At the party many delicious looking ice creams were created and the kids had fun!
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