I love the smell and touch of play dough, but I don’t like the taste of it at all. Why not combine these two together, right? It would be the perfect match for everyone.
As any parent knows, little ones love to put everything in their mouth. To make matters worse, this particularly difficult phase is a long one as well. Early play dough crafting sessions are sure to end with a good bit of the colorful dough in their tummies as well.
My son, Roman is between two stages. He wants to play, but also taste if he can. On the other hand, my daughter is up to every yummy experience. Even as the summer comes to end, the ideas keep coming!
To make happy kids at home, I decided to make colorful and edible play dough. Lollipops, candies, and pretend ice cream were our way to go for DIY fun. The kids did their own cooking, picked their own colors and made their dough.
The recipe is easy and simple to make. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. For colors, we picked the basics that we already had on hand for baking projects. No baking needed! Just mix all the ingredients and voila!
What You Need
This recipe is for one big “dough”
- 1 Cup baby rice cereal
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 Cup of cornstarch
- Unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 cup or so (I used one of the “to go” cups)
- Food coloring
- Get all of your supplies ready.
- In a bowl combine 1 cup of baby rice cereal and 1 cup of cornstarch. Mix the dry ingredients well.
- Now you can add around ½ cup of your unsweetened applesauce, 3 tablespoons of your vegetable oil and a bit of food coloring. Mix well with your hands. This is a great activity for kids. They often think the mixing part is the most fun. If the dough is dry or cracking, add just a few drops of water.
- The dough will keep for several days in the refrigerator. Store in a sealed container or bag.
- Now it is time to PLAY. Have fun!