8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

Whether you’ve got a kid who still puts everything into his mouth or an older kid that needs a change of pace, we’ve got the edible play dough recipes for you! Some of these recipes taste delicious, and others don’t. What they have in common are food-based ingredients that are safe to eat.

Why 8+ recipes? The second play dough link on this list contains two play dough recipes! Bonus!

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

1. Toddler Friendly Unsweetened Play Dough

This recipe is safe to eat, but your kid probably isn’t going to want to eat a ton of it. This is for those young toddlers who are old enough to enjoy play dough but maybe not quite past the tasting everything stage.

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

2. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipes

This is a two-for-one! Get recipes for super yummy chocolate play dough and peanut butter play dough. You can make one or both of these recipes for your kiddos to enjoy!

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8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

3. Ice Cream Play Dough

This is a no-cook, two-ingredient edible play dough. You do need a stand mixer to make it, though. Or incredible upper body strength.

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

4. Cupcake Play Dough

Don’t you love the presentation of this edible play dough recipe? No stand mixer required. Just good, old fashioned kneading.

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

5. Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Dough

What! Part of me wants to make this edible play dough just for myself to eat with a spoon. You can make this a vegan recipe by substituting Ricemellow Creme for the marshmallow fluff.

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

6. Cloud Dough

Cloud dough is a fun sensory experience for kids. If you’ve got a young toddler, you can make your cloud dough edible by  choosing an edible oil like olive or sunflower. Boom!

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

7. Mashed Potato Play Dough

If your child is gluten sensitive, this mashed potato play dough is a great alternative to flour-based edible play dough recipes. Heck, even if your kid can eat gluten all day, this recipe looks like a lot of fun to try!

8+ Edible Play Dough Recipes

8. Edible Sand Dough

This is another play dough recipe that’s also a new sensory experience for kids. Homemade edible “sand” is the base for this food-based play dough recipe.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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  1. You shouldn’t mention that the mashed potato dough is gluten free. It requires almost equal parts flour as the potato.

  2. Really, the fantastic examples. The results seen are just amazing. Seems less costlier too. The weekend and my two children to do a Play Dough Recipes!

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