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4 Ingredient Edible Play Dough

I love watching my little toddler learn and explore through sensory play. It’s amazing how quickly he’s able to learn and grow when I try to incorporate “hands on” activities into our daily routine.

Growing up, I was extremely blessed to be raised by a super creative and fun mom. One of my favorite childhood activities included helping my mom make play dough.

The best part about helping my mom make this certain play dough was being able to EAT it! I’ve enjoyed carrying on the tradition with my son and making, playing with, and eating this delicious edible play dough.

Looking for a fun way to encourage sensory play? Give this 4 Ingredient Edible Play Dough a try.

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

4 Ingredient Edible Play Dough

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– 1 cup peanut butter

– 1 cup corn syrup

– 1 1/4 cup powdered milk

– 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

edible play dough


1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

2. Mix until ingredients are well blended.

3. To make sure everything mixes well, use your hands to knead dough together.

4. After play dough is crafted, store in a large zip lock bag for extended use (unless you’re like my family and eat it all).

play dough

Perfect for little helpers, use this activity to talk about numbers and measurements while combining ingredients. After you’re done making the play dough, have fun crafting shapes, building animals, and using your imagination. Sensory play has never been more fun or delicious!

play dough

I have to admit, my favorite part of making this particular play dough is not trying to keep it out of my son’s mouth! This allows him to freely play and explore. However, we all know that “exploring” often means that there’s going to be a mess involved. Let’s be honest, with ingredients like powdered sugar and corn syrup, there’s going to be a bit of a mess! Thankfully, Mega Mess Wipes are here to the rescue!

mega wipes

My husband and I often refer to these Mega Mess Wipes as “one hit wonders.” Their large surface area and thick material go quite the distance; one wipe will take care of an entire dirty diaper! We use our Mega Wipes for everything – dirty diapers, wiping off the counters, cleaning up spills, etc. Mega Mess Wipes’ kid-safe and surface safe design makes clean-up easy and hassle free. Not to mention, these Mega Mess Wipes made our Edible Play Dough clean-up a breeze.

mega wipes

One wipe took care of messy hands, faces, and kitchen surfaces in seconds.

mega wipes

Thanks to Mega Mess Wipes, sensory activity clean-up has never been easier. Be sure to check out Mega Mess Wipes for more product information.

What is your favorite sensory activity?

nicole dz

Monday 9th of February 2015

I love making homemade play doh, although I never tried making it edible, interesting and will try.

Richard Hicks

Sunday 8th of February 2015

Great recipe for the play dough and great time to do a little bonding with the little ones too

Amy D

Saturday 10th of January 2015

THiS sounds like a super fun craft! My son already puts everything in his mouth so this would be great!

Kim J

Saturday 10th of January 2015

edible? is it any good?


Friday 9th of January 2015

This is awesome! My kids love play dough and being able to eat it makes it that much more fun!

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