How Do I Make Edible Homemade Play Dough?

Updated November 21, 2016

Edible play dough is a simple way to entertain your children using ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Make edible play dough and let your children have even more fun by munching on their play dough while they mould it into shape. Older children can help you measure the ingredients and put the play dough together. Make sure that your children don't eat too much of the play dough, so that they won't have tummy aches.

Mix together the peanut butter, honey and powdered sugar in a bowl. Work the ingredients with a spoon so that they are completely incorporated together. This could take a few minutes because peanut butter and honey are thick in consistency.

Divide the dough into small balls once it is incorporated well. The size of the ball depends on the amount of play dough that you want each child to have. A play dough ball similar to the size of a baseball will work well.

Give each child a ball, along with toys that they can use to play with the play dough. Child-sized rolling pins can allow them to roll out the play dough and they can cut it into shapes with small plastic cookie cutters.

Mix together the salt, flour and drink mix. Add the oil and mix well.

Pour the boiling water into the mixture and stir until everything is combined.

Turn the mixture out onto a clean counter top and knead it until solid and pliable.

Store the mixture in the refrigerator.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Child-sized rolling pins
  • Small, plastic cookie cutters
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 pkg powdered drink mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 tbsp oil
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