Because the dough is edible, there wasn't the constant battle of keeping it out of their mouths!
These edible playdough recipes are perfect for kids to learn through multiple senses. These cover the sense of touch, smell, taste and sight all at the same time!
How to Make Edible Playdough
1. Three-Ingredient Edible Playdough - This dough is super easy to make with just three ingredients...likely things you already have at home:
Three-Ingredient Edible Playdough Recipe:
- 1 bowl of whipped topping
- 1/2 box of corn starch
- 2 T of olive oil
Squish the ingredients together until smooth. If too wet, add more corn starch. If too sticky or dry, just add a little more oil.
More Edible Playdough Recipes You Will Love
2. Peppermint Patty Dough – Make a peppermint dough and a dark chocolate dough and combine them for this delicious recipe. This is one of our favorite edible playdoughs here at Kids Activities because you can create this with 3-4 ingredients and it can double as a yummy dessert.
3. Nutella Dough – Who doesn’t love Nutella? If your kids are crazy about this stuff, let them play with it! From Still Playing School.
4. Oatmeal Dough – Mix your kids favorite oatmeal with flour and water for a toddler perfect dough. From The Life of Jennifer Dawn.
5. Peanut Butter and Honey Dough – Those two ingredients make a fantastic edible playdough. From The Imagination Tree.
6. Dairy-Free Dough – Have a kid with a food allergy? No worries, this edible playdough is perfect for them! From Look! We're Learning
7. Marshmallow Dough – Marshmallows and peanut butter are the only two ingredients you need for this super yummy edible play dough. From Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.
8. Pumpkin Spice Dough – Here’s a fun recipe to try in the fall or whenever you need a pumpkin fix! From Housing A Forest.
10. Almond Dough – If you’re more of an almond butter fan rather than peanut butter, this one is for you. From Craftulate.
11. Gluten Free Dough – For the kids with gluten allergies, this is great for them so they can still participate! From Wildflower Ramblings.
12. Peanut Butter Dough – Mix marshmallows and peanut butter and let your kids explore the fun texture.
13. Chocolate Dough – For the chocolate lovers! This is fun to try at snack time. From The Life of Jennifer Dawn.
14. Vanilla Dough – If you’re more of a vanilla fan, try this playdough made from cake frosting. From Smart Schoolhouse.
Is Play Doh Edible?
No. That is why we spent some time finding the best edible playdough recipes around!
What Will Happen If I Eat Play Doh?
Great question! I can't imagine I was the first mom to Google that. According to the Play Doh official website:
PLAY*-*DOH compound is non-toxic, non-irritating & non-allergenic except as noted: Children who are allergic to wheat gluten may have an allergic reaction to this product. Also, due to the high salt content in PLAY*-*DOH compound, the product can be harmful to pets if ingested.
Speaking of edible playdough recipes...
How Do You Make Playdough Without Cream of Tartar?
The good news is that ALL of these recipes...all 16 of them are made without cream of tartar. I find that Cream of Tartar is something that I never have (or can find in the back of my pantry!). Cream of Tartar is used to increase the shelf-life of play dough. In the case of edible playdough, it isn't going to last long because it is so yummy!
How Long Does Edible Playdough Last?
We don't recommend keeping edible playdough longer than a session. Because they are food products, they have limited shelf-lives and because your kids are going to be all over these ingredients, the safest thing is to just plan on creating this for a session.
If you do store it overnight, consider the ingredients and whether using the fridge would be a good idea. Always store playdough in an air-tight container.