Toddlers put just about anything in their mouths—and play dough is no exception. Fortunately, you probably already have all the ingredients you need to make edible homemade play dough that will provide hours of fun.
*While all five doughs in these recipes are edible (and some are downright delicious!), the FDA recommends avoiding consuming raw flour(Opens in a new window). Marshmallow Play Dough, Vanilla Play Dough and Peanut Butter Play Dough are flour-free.
Marshmallow Play Dough
Fruit-Drink Play Dough
Vanilla Play Dough
Simple Flour Play Dough
Want something a little tastier for your kid to eat while playing with the dough? Whip up these easy, yummy homemade kids’ snacks.
If your kid loves playing with stickier textures, try this simple (if not-so-edible) recipe for the ever-popular homemade slime.
Peanut Butter Play Dough
Chocolate Play Dough
Play Dough Add-Ins
Edible glitter, gold flakes or demerara sugar will give your dough a touch of sparkle, or you can add sprinkles to make it more colorful. And break out the rolling pins, cookie cutters, and more to have fun molding and creating with your dough. (Check out more ideas for kid-friendly cooking tools.) To save the dough after playtime is over, stash it in the fridge in Baby Blocks storage containers, or Smart Seal containers if you made a bigger batch.
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