Play Dough Frozen Yogurt Shop

Play Dough Frozen Yogurt ShopI’ve had this little idea in mind ever since Gracen received her ice cream sand toys back at the beginning of summer, and today was a perfect day to make it happen… With it being cool and dreary here in Vancouver, spending the afternoon on a wet beach making sand cones didn’t sound overly appealing…  Making yummy-smelling play dough ones in the warmth of our house, however, certainly did.  Not to mention the fact that Grae fell in love with playing ‘the ice cream game’ at our community centre’s playground recently, so opening an ice cream shop (which Grae quickly decided should be a frozen yogurt shop instead) it was.

IMG 9845With our best ever no cook scented play dough made and a few things collected from around the house, our shop was ready for business.

IMG 9848Our play dough went into some empty yogurt containers we had on hand…

IMG 9849We made candy sprinkles by chopping up some colourful plastic straws we had leftover from Miss G’s birthday party… 

IMG 9850Colourful buttons became Smarties…

IMG 9852And some silicone baking cups and the plastic cones from Grae’s Melissa & Doug set became our cups and cones.

IMG 9853We also collected  some scoops and spoons for eating and serving our frozen treats, some coins and a money jar, and fabric bunting {also from the birthday party} to spruce up the shop. ☺

IMG 9855Together, we wrote made a quick sign for our shop.  I asked Grae how much one of her frozen yogurt treats cost, and without skipping a beat, she said “Two!”  So two dollars it was…

Cone MakingIMG 9860IMG 9862With her shop set up and ready to go, it was down to business welcoming her customers (me!), making delicious-looking play dough treats, and collecting money in exchange.

IMG 9878Not a fan of cones?  Not a problem – a bowl for you!

IMG 9883Cheers to rainy days and frozen treats!

Ice Cream MakingIMG 9896The frozen yogurt fun went on all afternoon…

IMG 9913And after what felt my 53rd order, Papa eventually came home and relieved me of my customer duties (thank goodness – I don’t know if my belly could have handled another candy-covered cone).  

Here’s a little video of our frozen yogurt shop owner in action…
 We finally closed the shop tonight just before bedtime (despite pleas from the very reluctant shop keeper) and you can bet I’ll have a play dough cone in hand long before I have a chance to make a proper breakfast tomorrow morning…  
And I’m okay with that.
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6 thoughts on “Play Dough Frozen Yogurt Shop

  1. Rania says:

    This may be the cutest idea ever!

  2. I absolutely love this! I can’t wait to set up something similar for my group of kiddos.

    • jkossowan says:

      You guys will have SO MUCH FUN! Our little shop stayed around for weeks and was played with daily! I’m thinking of doing another one again soon, but this time, a cupcake shop!

  3. This looks so fun, Jen! Love the “toppings”! Thanks for sharing with us today. 🙂

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