Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Edible Playdough

For those of you that have kids that still think the world should be taste-tested, I've perused many edible playdough recipes and tried out a couple that I love.  Both of these recipes are taken from http://www.familycorner.com/

Kool-Aid Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 package Kool-Aid 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. Turn out onto a heatproof bread board or counter top 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. (Can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to six months)

This one is so colorful and the texture is just like the store-bought stuff.

Peanut Butter Play Dough

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, using your hands. Dough should feel soft and pliable.  Storage: When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight container.

This one is a bit oilier than the store-bought stuff and it's not as pretty as the kool-aid kind, but it is really tasty!




  1. Yum, yum, yum! I wonder if Alex would start eating his real playdough then? ha ha... he's never been one to put much in his mouth (except for about 6 weeks when he started crawling)... but it looks delicious! : )

  2. Desiree, while both playdoughs are edible, I wouldn't recommend eating the kool-aid kind. I tried it and it's SUPER salty. It really is so similar to the store-bought stuff. The peanut butter kind can totally double as a snack though.