EASY AND SIMPLE EDIBLE PLAY DOUGH

Playdough is a long time favourite kids activity; but why not make a natural edible play dough instead of letting your kids playing with the toxic pliable piece of clay? Edible playdough is so much fun!  Not only can you quickly make a batch of any of these for play time, but you don’t have to worry about your little ones putting it in their mouth. Here are the top 3 recipes for making edible and safe play dough:

EDIBLE PLAY DOUGHRECIPE 1: (COOKING REQUIRED)

You need 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup salt, 3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar, 1 package Kool-Aid Mix OR Jelly Mix (any flavour of unsweetened) and 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 colour of the Kool-Aid mix/jelly mix and will smell like the Kool-Aid mix/jelly mix. This dough can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to six months.

RECIPE 2: (COOKING NOT REQUIRED)

You need 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar and 2 cups powdered sugar.

Mix well, until you have a doughy consistency. If the dough is a bit crumbly, drizzle a bit more honey or agave nectar. If it’s too sticky, more powdered sugar will do the trick!

RECIPE 3: (COOKING NOT REQUIRED)

You can make chocolate-scented playdough that’s not edible, but where’s the fun in that?

You need 2 cups vanilla frosting (home made or store bought will do), 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Mix this up well. If it’s too sticky, add more powdered sugar. If it’s on the crumbly side, you can add a small amount of water (1/2 teaspoon at a time) to moisten it up.

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