Homemade Edible Play-doh

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

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 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 

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients (minus food coloring) in a large bowl. Stir until it forms a very liquidy pancake-like consistency.
  2. Pour the play dough batter into a pot over medium heat. Stir CONSTANTLY.
  3. The batter will start to turn thick and sticky. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the batter forms a big blob of dough.
  4. Remove from heat and put ball of dough on wax papar or silpat mat.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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