Elsa Frozen Play Dough

Queen Elsa play doh

The twins are totally addicted to watching Youtube videos of people making play dough dresses for their dolls. Last week they enjoyed playing with some princess play dough and using it to make dresses for their dolls. It was inevitable that they would ask for some Disney Frozen play dough. Frozen is their current favourite movie and anything Frozen themed is bound to be a big hit.

Frozen play dough

Elsa’s Transformation

The girls loved the part of the film where Elsa transforms into a snow Queen. I thought some sparkly blue play dough would work well. They could make Elsa a beautiful snow Queen dress.

Home made play dough

I had Sleeping Beauty help me make the play dough. She was rather trigger happy with the glitter but other than that did a good job.

Queen Elsa play dough

We made some blue play dough using blue food colouring and a looooooooot of glitter.

Disney frozen play dough

We also made some white play dough and added silver glitter.

Queen Elsa play doh

For decoration we used:

  • Elsa Magiclip doll
  • silver balls for cake decorating
  • crystals
  • sequins
  • buttons
  • ribbons
Frozen decorations

The other girls were poorly and this was a great activity to keep Rose busy as we were stuck inside.

Playing with play dough

Of course you also need the Frozen soundtrack to play in the background. This activity really needs the dulcet tones of “Let it go!” in the background. I’m sure you haven’t heard it enough times yet.

Elsa doll

We made this play dough at the weekend and the girls have played with it for at least an hour each day. I know a lot of people don’t like play dough because of the mess but really five minutes tidying up afterwards is worth it for the hour of peace and quiet it gives you.

Elsa dress play dough

I used a chopping board covered in tin foil for the girls to do the play dough on. This looks cold and icy and has the added advantage that you can throw it away with all the little bits in one go.

Elsa dress play doh
Frozen play doh

Rose had to have her own transformation and decided to change into her Anna costume.

The play dough also makes a lovely bed for sleep overs with the other princesses too.

play dough beds

We also added some dark blue glitter to one ball of play dough and this made a slightly darker dress.

Queen Elsa from Frozen

To go with this we have been making a cardboard ice palace for the girls to play with. It’s almost dry and then I can show you how it’s turned out.

Elsa and Anna from Frozen

We also used our letter cookie cutters to make letters to spell out Frozen.

Transform your Elsa doll into a stunning ice Queen with this pretty, glittery homemade play dough

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Transform your Elsa doll into a stunning ice Queen with this pretty, glittery homemade play dough


This was our princess play dough from last week (I can’t link at the moment as I’m having problems with WordPress – but you can find it through the homepage)

My girls played with this princess play dough for over two hours. It was such a fun sensory activity.

Homemade Play doh Princess

Play doh princesses

I think with this homemade play doh princess activity I’ve found the Holy Grail of kids activities. What we are all searching for is something which doesn’t take a lot of time to set up but children will play with, independently while you get on with jobs. Ok, it would be nice if it were mess free too but you can’t have everything people. The twins have been playing with this now for 2 hours. TWO hours! Awesome. I have drank a hot cup of tea, done the washing up, I’m even sitting down now writing this while listening to the lovely story telling going on. Seriously this has never happened before. The twins are nearly four and while one of them might love an activity, the other is off drawing on the walls.

Playing with play dough princesses

So this is how we made a play doh princess set. The twins have been obsessed with watching You Tube toy videos recently. It’s not my favourite thing for them to do. They love the ones where someone is opening a play doh and making things from it. They kept going on about me buying them a play doh princess set for their birthday but I thought we would be able to do a homemade one.

play doh princess dresses

What You Will Need To Make Princess Play doh

  • Magi clip dolls i.e. small dolls with removable dressesHomemade Play dough
  • pink, yellow, green and purple food colouring
  • pink, yellow, green and purple glitter
  • Rose Essence
  • Vanilla essence
  • Lavender essence

Decorations For The Play Doh Princesses

  • pom poms
  • ribbon
  • pipe cleaners
  • buttons
  • sequins
play doh princess dress design

I mixed a large batch of homemade play dough. Then spilt it into four and added a couple of drops of food colouring a drop of two of essence to give it a wonderful smell and lots and lots of glitter. I gave the girls lots of sparkly pretty decorations to finish off their dresses and that was it. As you can see from the picture above they couldn’t wait to get started.

Designing dresses for princesses with playdoh

They used all the colours on the dolls and I could see their technique improving. I didn’t help them at all with this activity, in fact they didn’t want any adult intervention once i had set it out and got quite cross when I tried to help.

play doh princess

They talked the whole time about what they were doing, the colours they were using and how beautiful it looked.

Homemade play doh princess

I gave the twins their own set of play doh and they were free to choose which decorations they wanted and which princesses to dress.

Homemade playdough princess

I was really impressed as they played for two hours and didn’t have a single argument. This was such a lovely activity to do together.

play doh princess dress

The end results are really great. Rose made the same dress for three of her princesses.

Play dough princesses

They were both so proud of their creations.

Playing with play dough princesses

Once the dresses were made the fun didn’t stop there. They carried on playing with the dolls and taking them to the ball and a birthday party.

play doh princess dress

The opportunities for talk and imaginary play were really wonderful.

Play doh princess

I really can’t recommend this activity enough. It was so much fun for the girls and really some days you just need a half an hours peace.

Play doh princesses

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My girls played with this princess play dough for over two hours. It was such a fun sensory activity.

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