When Amelia was little, she used to put everything in her mouth. I tried to find ways of making any toy that looked like food edible so that if she ate it, it wasn’t toxic. This play-doh recipe does just that! It takes minutes to make and can last about a year! Why buy play-doh when you can make it with a handful of ingredients?!
Homemade Edible Play-doh
- 3 cups of flour
- 1.5 cups of salt
- 6 teaspoons cream of tartar (or corn starch)
- 3 tablespoons (plain) oil
- 3 cups of warm water
- food color of your choice
- Mix all ingredients (minus food coloring) in a large bowl. Stir until it forms a very liquidy pancake-like consistency.
- Pour the play dough batter into a pot over medium heat. Stir CONSTANTLY.
- The batter will start to turn thick and sticky. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the batter forms a big blob of dough.
- Remove from heat and put ball of dough on wax papar or silpat mat.
- Once cooled, begin to kneed it (like bread) until it becomes smooth. Cut into 8 even pieces. Using your thumb, make a well in the center and drop in your first food coloring color. Kneed again until all of the color is evenly distributed. Repeat with remaining balls of dough and colors.
- When finished, let it cool completely and store in a sealed container. Ours lasts anywhere from 6-months – 1 year, depending on how fast my kids like to combine the colors. Have fun!