Play Dough Recipe - Edible Varieties!

Many younger kids are at that age where everything they touch goes into their mouths. Even my toddler who is now two and a half still eats his toys (and his clothes... and our cushions...!) I was really hoping he would have grown out of that by now! Anyway, although most of the recipes we've looked at so far are not harmful to children, they're not really suitable for eating either.

These recipes are designed for eating! Make the dough, play with it and then eat the results. What could be more fun than that?

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

play dough recipe - peanut butterFirst of all a word of warning with this one - some children have an allergy to peanuts. If you are in any doubt whatsoever, please do not use this recipe!

18oz creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons of honey
3/4 cup non fat dry milk powder

Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl with your hands. If your kids are doing this be warned that it can be a sticky, messy mixture so protect their clothing and your carpet first!

Once the mixture is well mixed you can use it like regular play dough. Try making a face and decorating it with raisins and slices of apple.

Here's another simple idea for a peanut butter play dough recipe - take chunks of the dough and roll it into balls, then roll those balls in a dessicated coconut, and then press chocolate chips into them. Not the healthiest of snacks perhaps but great fun!

Cream Cheese Play Dough Recipe

8oz cream cheese
1/2 cup non fat dry milk powder
1 tablespoon honey

Mix all the ingredients together until you get a consistency that can be molded. Use wax paper to make some shapes on. These are great for putting onto crackers afterwards and can make quite a healthy snack for the kids especially if you decorate with raw veggies such as celery and carrots, some nuts, raisins etc.

One word of warning with the cream cheese - this is perishable so this cannot keep for long. Observe the use by date on the cheese and be sure to eat before then.

Additional Tips

All of these edible play dough recipes must be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated when not in use. They do not keep for long, especially the cream cheese one so please be extra-cautious with these recipes.

I also have a page dedicated to chocolate play dough recipes and I'd also recommend the book Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids which has some pretty cool ideas for things to make with play dough.

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