Homemade Edible Play-doh

When Amelia was little, she used to put everything in her mouth. And now that Matilda is at that same age, she does the same thing! I tried to find ways of making any toy that looked like food edible so that if either of them 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 that you already have at home?!

Questions? Lemme know in the comments!

Homemade Edible Play-doh

  • Servings: up to 8 colors
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups table salt
  • 6 teaspoons cream of tartar (or corn starch)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups warm water
  • food coloring, any color


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour salt, cream of tartar, oil and water until it forms a very liquidy pancake-like consistency.img_5675
  2. Pour the batter into a large pot and stir constantly over medium heat. The batter will start to turn thick and sticky. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the batter forms a big blob of dough.img_5676
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Adapted from: munchkinsandmoms.com

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