Edible Play Dough Recipes - 1

This is the first of three edible play dough recipes pages.

Cautionary Note: Some of these activities contain peanut butter. If you are unsure if a child in your care is allergic to peanuts or not, do not use those recipes containing peanut butter.


Edible Play Dough Recipes

Jell-O Play Dough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 (3-1/2 oz.) package "unsweetened" Jell-O
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until consistency of mashed potatoes.
  3. Let cool and knead with floured hands until dry.

Storage:This recipe needs to cool completely "before" storing it in an airtight container!

Note: The items made from this play dough recipe can be painted when they are dry.


Oatmeal Play Dough

  • 1 part flour
  • 2 parts oatmeal
  • 1 part water
  1. Gradually add water to flour and oatmeal in bowl.
  2. Knead until mixed (this play dough is sticky, but unique in texture.)
  3. Model as with clay.

Tip: Add cornmeal or coffee grounds in small quantity for texture.

Note:The items made from this play dough recipe can be painted when they are dry.


Cream Cheese Play Dough

  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • crackers or bread slices
  1. Combine cream cheese, milk and honey in a bowl
  2. Mix until well blended.
  3. Mold sculptures on was paper.

Storage: Unused portions MUST BE STORED in an airtight container and kept refrigerated! Because cream cheese is perishable, use the expiration date on the cream cheese package as your guide for how long you can keep this play dough.

Note: The shapes can then be placed on crackers or bread slices, decorated with edibles (celery or carrot slivers, raisins, dried fruit pieces, nuts, or seeds for a healthy snack... then eat!

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