Let your kids have fun with edible play dough

We’ve got two easy recipes for play dough that is edible rather than just ‘taste safe’. We’re not suggesting you feed it to your kids for lunch, but if they do happen to have a little taste, it’s perfectly safe.

March 10, 2022

Edible play dough

Recipe 1


12 large marshmallows

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Food colouring (optional)  

8-10 tbsp cornflour  


  1. Put 12 large marshmallows and 2 tsp of coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  
  1. Add a few drops of food colouring (if using) and mix well to combine.
  1. Add 8 tbsp of the cornflour and stir until a thickish dough forms.  
  1. Remove from the bowl and knead on a chopping board, adding more cornflour a little at a time until it’s soft but no longer sticky.  
  1. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Recipe 2


1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup honey  

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups icing sugar

Food colouring (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in the microwave in a bowl and then add the honey, vanilla, and salt.
  1. Add a couple of drops of food colouring if using.
  1. Add the icing sugar one cup at a time and mix to combine until soft and pliable but not sticky.  
  1. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.  

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