If you’ve been following for a while, you know we make a ton of sensory play dough. We’re back for another year of sensory play dough recipes, and by looking at the list (you’ll find all of the upcoming play dough recipes for 2016 at the bottom of this post!), it’s going to be a fun year of tactile sensory play.
This month’s challenge was frozen dough. I’m not talking about the movie that’s been everywhere for years now…I’m talking about put-it-in-the-freezer-until-it’s-frozen-solid dough. We decided to take a fun spin on the theme and make frozen Pixy Stix dough. We had a bunch of pixy stix candies in the house from who-knows-when. So, instead of tossing them, we first made Pixy Stix frozen dough!
Pixy Stix Play Dough
(we used about 10 of each color)
To make the dough, I first combined all of the dry ingredients into a bowl. I then separated it into four bowls because I wanted to make four different colors of dough. In each bow, pour in one color of the candy. This was a job that my four year old loved. She carefully snipped each paper tube and made sure not a particle of sugar escaped the bowls.
dough. In fact, she played with it while doing her homework. There’s nothing wrong with a little scented dough fidget toy play during homework!
and we filled up the sections with pieces of dough. My four year old popped the tray into the freezer. Side note: Carrying the tray to the freezer was SUCH a big deal for my little girl. I wish I had a picture of the giant smile on her face as she carried that tray. She was a BIG girl doing an important job of freezing our play dough. It was perfect to see her light up like that!