If you have never made frosting dough, you are in for a TREAT! Halloween frosting dough only needs two ingredients, and your kids will be DAZZLED.
Halloween frosting dough is a tradition around here
Once you make it, it will be a tradition for you, too!
- It’s neon green
- There are eyeball sprinkles
- It smells aaaaaamazing
- It’s taste-safe
- It’s silky smooth
What. Is. Not. To. Love?!
Related: Our 10-foot GIANT Halloween coloring page banner is another adorable Halloween tradition!
Spooky season just got a whole lot sweeter with Halloween Frosting Dough
I’ve made this with three-year-olds and 12-year-olds (and 61-year-olds), and everyone loves it.
As an added bonus, you can store and keep it for several days for extra fun and playing.
It’s also impossible to translate on screen, but this ✨smells incredible! ✨
Check out these other fantastic Halloween activities:
- Jack-o-Lantern Cups: Halloween Water Table – Friends Art Lab
- Sizzling Science Pumpkins – Friends Art Lab
- Spooky Gold Paint Potions – Friends Art Lab
- Halloween Bubble Foam – Busy Toddler
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- Halloween Frosting – The price fluctuates on Amazon during Fall, but it’s always around $2 at Target
- Powdered sugar
- Mixing bowl + spoon OR stand-mixer
Making the dough is such fun.
Recipe: Mix 1 part frosting to 2 parts powdered sugar.
I have found that making frosting dough in a stand mixer makes it much faster and easier. So, give it a try if you have one!
It will make a dough, and it’s honestly unbelievably smooth and silky.
(And did I mention that it smells soooooo goooood?)
MY DOUGH IS TOO DRY: Add more frosting.
MY DOUGH IS TOO WET: Add more powdered sugar.
THIS IS TOO FUN: I know, I’ve been there. You can double (or triple) your batch next time!
What do kids do with Halloween frosting dough?
It looks and works like play dough.
You can add in your favorite play dough toys such as:
- Rolling pins
- Cookie cutters
- Halloween sprinkles
- Halloween toys
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom poms
- Play dough kits (these Melissa & Doug play dough kits are my FAVORITE)
You can make frosting dough all year ‘round
And good news: other seasonal frostings come out during the year, too.
Whenever I go to Target during the holidays, I check to see if they have seasonal frosting for more frosting dough (I have found Christmas, Winter, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Spring, and Summer).
This makes for an adorable gift for friends and family!
A little tub of frosting + a bag of powdered sugar, and for less than $5, it’s a complete activity for people to do with kids.
Any that can safely enjoy the materials!
We have kept ours for a little over a week before. Store it in a zippered bag to prolong its life. I also sometimes leave mine in the refrigerator.
Minutes! It comes together quickly. Making it in a stand mixer makes it come together even faster.
Halloween frosting dough is “sense-ational” fun
The first time I saw frosting dough, I was instantly hooked.
I can’t wait to hear what you think, too.