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Edible Playdough is a favorite kid-friendly craft project to make and it is gluten-free. Our recipe is a delicious and fun way to get hours of playtime this weekend with kids! Made with all-natural honey. This is hands down a fun recipe for kids.
Homemade Edible Playdough – Easy, Fun & Yummy Craft
As a working mom of young kids, I can tell you I have made my share of homemade edible playdough. It is much fun.
Not only can you quickly make a batch of these for playtime, but you don’t have to worry about your little ones putting this in their mouth. I soon figured this out real quick, when my daughter started to put Play-Doh in her mouth.
In the beginning, I used to make it different, until one day I made it and the kids just loved eating it as much as playing with it. Every time I cross my fingers and hope it doesn’t flop. But this time was different.
I finally GOT IT! I love finding practical solutions. Oh, and you may also be happy to know that this version is gluten-free.
Most edible Playdough recipes call for flour and a few other ingredients that just do not taste good at all.
Yes, other recipes may be edible, but let’s face the facts. Young kids play and oops…… There they go….right into the mouth. Why not make something that tastes good? I, for one, want something that is worth putting in my mouth.
This recipe is sugar-based. Depending on what you have on hand in your pantry, you will be able to make this recipe. I have made it with both honey and corn syrup. I prefer the version that calls for honey.
Especially when the honey is raw and harvested locally from my favorite Pastor and beekeeper. My kids prefer corn syrup over honey (in terms of taste). You may want to try both ways to see what your kids prefer.
My kids especially love to get the cookie cutters out and pretend they are making cookies. The best part of all is that they can eat those “cookies”. This edible playdough is a great substitute to make for the store-bought stuff you don’t want your kids eating.
We hope you will find this info helpful because edible play dough is one of our most popular searches on Inspiring Savings.
What is Edible Playdough?
It is all in the name, right? Edible. Must mean to eat, but just like you, I don’t want my kid to eat junk or fillers. In my mind, edible playdough needs to be made with food ingredients and not just “taste-safe”.
What you are going to need to make Playdough
Please note that a printable version of this recipe with instructions is listed below. Just scroll down. This recipe is made without cream of tarter. You will notice the ingredients echoed below are “non-toxic”. And if you have a child, that may have a gluten sensitivity, this recipe is free from gluten.
Cream of tarter is an egg protein stabilizer. Since this recipe does not contain eggs, it isn’t needed.
- 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup Honey or Corn Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
How to Make Edible Play-Doh
To make your edible playdough, the first thing you need to do is grab a microwave-safe bowl and melt your butter.
Using this same bowl, your sweetener of choice (honey or corn syrup), vanilla, and salt to your melted butter.
Next, you will add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until blended. You may need to use a mixer as it will get pretty tough to mix as you add more powdered sugar.
You can add a few drops of food color at this point, or separate them into smaller portions and create different colors. I prefer using gel food coloring.
Once it is mixed well, it won’t come off on hands or surfaces, though, so no worries there.
Since this is an edible play-dough recipe, you won’t have to worry about your kids sneaking a bit into their mouth, or touching their mouth while playing with it.
You will, however, want to throw it away after they are done playing. This is definitely a one-time use edible playdough. Since hands go in the mouth, and mouth cooties go on hands and back onto the play dough. See where I am going?
Next step: time to get busy and PLAY with your new play-dough. I feel as though my daughter tries to eat half of the playdough. She is having a great time.
I have to watch her closely. It is super tasty but full of sugary goodness. Go ahead and give it a try. This is a FUN recipe for kids to try out.
Homemade Edible Play Dough Recipe
This edible playdough recipe for your kids is a great choice for a fun project and allows for sensory activities that will give them hours of playtime.
You’ll love being able to make something with your kids with simple ingredients, and they will love that you don’t mind if they take a little nibble here and there as they play!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup honey or 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups powder sugar
- Melt butter in the microwave in a medium bowl. Once melted add in honey, vanilla, and salt.
- Add powdered sugar one cup at a time to mixture. You may need to use a mixer when adding in the last cup. It will become very stiff.
- Cover with plastic wrap to keep moist until ready to play with.
- For hygiene purposes, this recipe is one-time use only.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 0gSugar: 61gProtein: 0g
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Here are more homemade playdough recipes from fellow recipe bloggers;
Chocolate Dough – For the chocolate lovers! This is fun to try at snack time. From The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Marshmallow Dough – Marshmallows and peanut butter are the only two ingredients you need for this super yummy edible playdough. From Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.
Nutella Dough – Who doesn’t love Nutella? If your kids are crazy about this stuff, let them play with it! From Still Playing School.
Allergy-Free Dough – Have a kid with a food allergy? No worries, this edible playdough is perfect for them! From Look, We’re Learning.