We’re joining in for another year of the 12 months of sensory dough series. If you didn’t come across this last year, each month a group of bloggers get together and make different types of playdough or sensory dough on a specific theme. You can use the monthly schedule to join in and make these types of dough too to help you mix it up and add some variety to your usual play dough. (See the end of this post for the schedule)

This month, we’re starting off with Frozen dough. I will admit that this was not our best dough at all. In fact ours came out as a bit of a fail. Never the less, I wanted to start off the year with the rest of the group so I’m posting it anyway and I will tell you what not to do – and you can check out some of the other Frozen dough ideas and recipes at the end of the post if you want to give Frozen dough a try yourself.

Frozen Mousse Dough. How not to make Frozen dough, and other ideas to try instead

My idea for our frozen dough was inspired by this ‘freezy dough‘ recipe at Growing a Jewelled Rose which recommends using just 1 ingredient. Theirs seems to have come out great! So I would recommend checking out that recipe and giving it a try for yourself, following their method exactly. I substituted the one main ingredient (shaving cream) for something else of a similar consistency (mousse) but apparently the two things don’t behave in the same way when they freeze, since ours was a flop.

If you’re googling for what happens when you put mousse in the freezer – this is what happens! I did google myself before experimenting with this, and came up with nothing, so now you know.


We put the mousse into a container, added food colouring and mixed:


Even when mixing, the mousse was loosing a lot of it’s volume and poofiness so we had to keep adding more to fill the container, as it became quite foamy


We persevered and put it in the freezer for a few hours to see how it turned out. It came out like this, pretty frosty and a bit “crunchier” than before.

I put out a few play dough supplies to see whether this Frozen dough would work with any of them. It was okay with the truck pusher tool, but not really with any of the others.


It is super cold when you take it out of the freezer, but if you try to mould it with your hands it quickly melts and gets mushy like the consistency of a slushy, so you can’t mould with it at all


It was a bit of a let down, so I would recommend you try some of the other Frozen dough recipes for this month instead!

Or check out our play dough recipes page, where we have some much more successful ones

More Frozen Dough

Check out these Frozen dough ideas which were more successful:

Melting Hearts Frozen Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures

Melting Fizz Chia Frozen Dough | Powerful Mothering

Frozen Arctic Slime | Study at Home Mama

Edible Ice Mud Dough | Creative World of Varya

Easy Frozen Sensory Dough Recipe | Natural Beach Living

Two Ingredient Frozen Dough Recipe| FSPDT

Frozen Pixy Stix Candy Play Dough | Sugar Aunts

12 Months of Sensory Dough Schedule

Here’s what you can look forward to in the rest of the year!