How to Make Edible Playdough with Corn Starch and Frosting

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Here’s a great kid activity! Make some edible playdough using just water, corn starch and store-bought frosting. This is the perfect boredom buster that the kids will have a blast with.

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We are always on the lookout for a new favorite kid activity over here. It has been a long, rainy Spring over here so far, and we have had PLENTY of time at home and indoors. My kids love anything and everything related to playdough and slime. I’m sure it’s part sensory, part crafty, part making a big-ol-mess that they find so alluring.

Here are some of the other similar crafts we have shared over the years:

Playdough is a great sensory activity.

This soft, sweet smelling (and tasting LOL) playdough recipe is sure to be a hit with all ages. It is non-toxic, made from edible ingredients, and therefore safe if ingested.

Kids can practice their motor skills and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes with this homemade dough.

Cookie cutters will add a whole new dimension to the fun!

Edible Playdough Ingredients

You only need 3 ingredients to make this dough! The following pantry staples are all it takes:

edible playdough ingredients

How to Make Edible Playdough

This dough requires little-to-no effort to make and whips up in just a few minutes! You can multiply the ingredients to make larger quantities, simply use 1 part frosting to 3 parts corn starch.

Here’s how easy it is:

1. Put 1 teaspoon of corn starch and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl and stir until cornstarch is fully dissolved in water.

2. Add the frosting to the bowl and stir with a spoon to combine.

edible playdough ingredients adding corn starch

3. Add the rest of the corn starch half a cup at a time until the dough mixture thickens then finish working your playdough by hand.

edible playdough ingredients mixed

edible playdough ball

4. Have fun rolling and flattening the dough. Use cookie cutters to make shapes from the dough. After you push the cookie cutter down, wiggle it a little bit to make a clean shape then twist it to separate the outer part of the dough. Push the shape gently with your finger out of the food cutter.

Decorate with colorful sprinkles!

edible dough stars

edible playdough cookie cutters

Edible Playdough Frosting Stars

If your playdough is crumbly or gets thick, you can soften it with a little water. If the dough gets too sticky, add a little bit more corn starch.

This dough doesn’t keep very well, so we recommend discarding it after playtime.

Note: while the ingredients are edible, this dough is not meant to be eaten in large quantities.


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