How to make edible play dough
Edible playdough is a safe and fun alternative to traditional playdough, especially for children who may be inclined to taste the playdough. It is made with edible ingredients, so it is safe for children to play with and taste.
Edible playdough is a great option for parents and caregivers who are looking for a safe and fun alternative to traditional playdough. It is easy to make at home, and it can be a fun and engaging activity for children of all ages. It also can be a great tool for developing fine motor skills and creativity.
What you need to make edible playdough
1 cup marshmallows
2/3 cup cornstarch as needed
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon oil
How to make edible playdough
:: In a large microwave-safe bowl dump 1 cup marshmallows.
:: Microwave for 10 seconds.
:: Stir your choice of cooking oil into the melted marshmallows. Heat again in the microwave if you find chunks of marshmallows remaining.
:: Mix in the powdered sugar.
:: Slowly mix in corn starch until your playdough reaches your desired consistency.
:: If your edible playdough becomes sticky add more cornstarch while playing to firm it back up. this can easily happen on a very hot day.
:: Store leftover edible playdough in the refrigerator for 3-5 days in an airtight container.
Tips and tricks for making edible playdough
:: If the dough is too sticky, you can add more flour to make it less sticky.
:: If the dough is too dry, you can add more oil to make it more pliable.
:: You can add food coloring or natural dyes to change the color of the playdough.
:: You can add different extracts or essential oils for different flavors.
:: You can add different herbs or spices for different aromas like I did with this pumpkin spice playdough.
:: You can swap out the marshmallows for Peeps for a fun colorful edible playdough or Peeps slime.
:: I like to use water flavorings with natural coloring to have fun colorful dye free playdough.
How to store the playdough
Store the playdough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also store the playdough in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to use it again, let it thaw to room temperature before playing with it.
Ideas for using this playdough
Use it as a sensory play activity by adding different textures, such as glitter or dried herbs.
Use it as a stress ball by squeezing and shaping it.
Use it as a gift by shaping it into different forms and wrapping it in clear cellophane.
Use kitchen cookie cutters and or rubber stamps for fine motor work