If you’re looking for a cheap, easy, and fun activity to keep the kids entertained edible strawberry play-doh is fun for the whole family, the ingredients are easy to find, and it’s safe for kids to eat (if they choose too).
Traditional homemade playdough recipes call for flour, but with flour being hard to find we’re having to get creative on ways to keep the kids busy at home while also not breaking the bank. Chances are you already have the ingredients in your pantry for this fun edible play-doh recipe.
When it comes to making homemade playdough it’s one of my favorite “recipes” from when I was growing up. I remember my mom making it for us and now it’s something that I can do with my kids. Since there isn’t a stove involved, kids of all ages can help to make edible playdough and you can use a variety of frosting flavors for different edible playdough flavors and colors. Lemon for yellow, chocolate for brown, and the colorful funfetti varieties for different colors.
Benefits of Playdough for kids
Playdough is great for kids of all ages from toddlers to adults and it helps with a multitude of skills and learning.
Playdough is great for kids because it:
- Enhances fine motor skills
- Improves pre-writing skills
- Uses their creativity and imagination
- It’s calming
- Helps to develop hand-eye coordination
How to Make Edible Playdough
Edible playdough needs just 2 simple ingredients – a can of frosting and powdered sugar. Both ingredients are really cheap and can even be found at your local dollar store. This recipe calls for strawberry frosting, but you can use any frosting flavor of your choosing and if you go with a white frosting you can add food coloring for different colors.
To make the edible play dough you’ll mix 3 cups of powdered sugar and 1 can of frosting together in a bowl. Once it’s mixed together well you can put it onto a cutting board or placemat and knead it until mixed together well. Once the playdough is mixed together the little ones can begin to play with it.
Some fun playdough additions would be sprinkles and cookie cutters.
If your edible play dough crumbles or gets too tough, soften with any type of oil. Discard after playtime is over. While this play dough is “edible” it is not meant to be eaten in large quantities!
Edible Strawberry Playdough
- 1 can Strawberry Frosting
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- Place 3 cups of powdered sugar into a large bowl.
- Combine powdered sugar with 1 can of strawberry frosting and mix with a spoon.
- Finish kneading playdough by hand until fully mixed together.
- Once playdough is fully mixed together you can start playing with it.