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10 Yummy Edible PlayDough Recipes

edible playdoughMy 2 year old has decided that craft time equals snack time! I had to get creative since he is eating me out of house and home. These days craft time only lasts a couple seconds. Oh and yes before you ask me, I am feeding him! He is a bit picky when it come to REAL food but for some reasons crafts look good to him. The question was how to make edible playdough for kids? I headed to google and found these!

I decided to try out some edible Play Dough recipes so that we can enjoy craft time in peace!

To see how the edible Playdoh in the picture was made, Check out Mama Jenn’s post!

My favorite edible playdough recipe is and  it is a great recipe for edible playdough without peanut butter

Kool-Aid or Jell-o Play Dough

This is a fast and beautiful way to make edible playdough with Kool Aid

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 package Kool-Aid Mix OR Jell-o Mix (any flavor of unsweetened)
1 tablespoon cooking oil


Mix dry ingredients together in a large saucepan. Slowly add water mixed with oil and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens to dough. Place on a heatproof service and knead until cool enough for children to handle. Dough will be the color of the Kool-Aid mix and will smell like the Kool-Aid mix. his dough can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to six months.

This recipe makes the most brilliant colors and the dough smells so yummy! My boys love it and it is so much cheaper hat the store brand! I think it is better quality too!

The runner up recipe is Peanut Butter Play Dough. I can not personally use this in my house since one of my boys is allergic o peanuts but it is a yummy recipe and many kids love it!

Peanut Butter Edible PlayDough


one 18-oz. jar creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup non-fat dry milk

Simple Directions:

Mix ingredients together, using varying amounts of dry milk for desired consistencies.

Don’t forget small candies, dried fruit, and so on for eyes, and other fun additions to your creations!

Storage: When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight container.

These and 8 more yummy edible Playdough recipes can be found here!


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  • Wow what a great post in tis summer time i have been trying to find all kinda things for the girls to do i cant wait to try this!!! THANKS AND IM SURE MY GIRLS WILL THANK YOU TOO!!!…

  • These look GOOD!

    I tried a peanut butter play dough recipe once that used corn meal. It was an interesting texture. It was very delicious! I’ll have to try making it with kool aid next 🙂

  • Yum! These are great ideas – especially for the little ones that are always putting EVERYTHING in their mouths!

  • So it this like a play item then you eat it? Or only a just in case they eat it kind of thing?



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  • This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to try this with my 2 year old twins. 🙂 A friend of mine also said her interventionist did colored yogurt as finger paint! I can’t wait to try that one either. 🙂

  • Edible play-do! Oh no! I’m scared that if i make this my kids will think ALL play-do is edible. That said, it does sound pretty tasty…and fun! 🙂

  • Just made the one with jello and the kids love it! It tastes horrible so I don’t have to worry about them trying to eat playdoh.

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    at least once a month. this will ensure that people don’t associate your blog with being that way all the time.the title is the only thing that matters. i know, that’s a pretty bold statement, but it’s pretty important. you see,…

  • The dough from Kool-Aid is awesome! We’re making it for the kids and it’s better than actual Play-Doh. Doesn’t taste good… but it’s fun anyway!

  • I’m so thankful to you for posting this. My girls are grown now with their own kids and lost my recipe I had when they were little. Made me sick. Now that I have grand-babies, this will be an awesome project to work on together and they will be so amazed and excited. You have just made me the “coolest” Nana, lol, and love to watch their little faces light up with excitement and amazement. So Thank You, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I love this…it is something that both my girls 6.5yr and 17m can do together. I have a question tho…do you have to use the cream of tarter?

  • I am excited to try the jello and kool-aid play dough. My son can’t have peanut butter so I have been looking for a recipe that doesn’t use peanut butter. Thanks

  • Well, are you trying to kill us? That was GROSS! I think that the 1/2 cup of salt is WAY to much!It almost made me gag!

  • I’ve wanted to do something sensory/manipulative for my 16 month old son, but was afraid of him eating it. I don’t care if it says Non-toxic, if I don’t know what is in it, I don’t want him to eat it! So this was a great find! I don’t think ill have to monitor him to keep him from eating it though, as soon as I put it down for him, he took a big bite and vomited immediately! It does taste pretty nasty, but at least I know it’s nothing that’ll hurt him! 🙂
    Also, to get more vibrant colors, add appropriate food coloring to oil + water mixture before adding to dry ingredients!

  • with half a cup of salt to one cup flour, how by any stretch can the kool-aid dough be called “edible”!?

    that amount of salt – assuming the child eats it – is toxic to littles!

  • I just wanted to say that the amount of salt in this recipe I’m sure is to act as a preservative. If you diminish the amount of salt used in the recipe you probably don’t want to count on keeping it around for 6 months. Just my thoughts. I’m going to try it. But, one question does the koolaid stain things?

  • The original post that you link to says it’s NOT edible. In the comments Mama Jenn says it’s not meant to be eaten. She does say it SMELLS nice but that is all. Your post is misleading. Perhaps you should change it?

  • I like these eddible dough recipes i have a 1year 2month old who love puttin things in her mouth & i wanted to find somethin i can make tht wont harm her so she would have fun! Thanks

  • I made this and it came out to sticky to play with, solved this by adding flour to smal batches at a time.
    And by edible she means non-toxic. It is not meant as an appetizer.

  • I really love the edible playdough it is good for people who like to stick things in their mouth, I will go to more often. I ate it for dinner last night and it was so amazing!! 🙂

  • I made the Kool Aid play dough with my great grands. It called for 1/4 cup of salt. Is that correct? It was fun to play with but so salty they could not eat it.

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