An Edible Playdough Recipe: Easy DIY Playdough for Kids

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Try this edible peanut butter playdough recipe for youngsters plus suggestions for modeling and inventive playdough activities for youngsters.

Updated June 2021

Have you produced edible playdough with your youngsters however?

It’s so fast and effortless, which is a great point considering that it is normally requested in our house. We initially produced it immediately after seeing this edible playdough post on Make and Takes many years ago and have produced it consistently considering that.

This peanut butter playdough is fantastic for youngsters of all ages, but is specially terrific for younger youngsters who nevertheless like to ‘taste test’ though working with playdough!

Our youngsters normally make “food” with their edible playdough – issues like spaghetti and meatballs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and cupcakes.

And they also enjoy to make faces and persons!

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Edible Playdough Recipe

Here is the recipe for edible playdough, as properly as some alternatives you can add to it. And lots of images and strategies for playdough inspiration!


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This edible playdough recipe is so effortless to make and is a assured hit for pretend play (and perhaps a tiny nibbling!).

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/41/2 cup honey (just sufficient to make it stick collectively)

  1. Mix all components in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. It’s as effortless as that!


Note: We’ve attempted a quantity of variations on the peanut butter playdough, from time to time like a cup of powdered milk in spot of a cup of the powdered sugar, from time to time adding cocoa powder for a more chocolate-y encounter, and so on, but we ordinarily come back to this fundamental recipe.

Also, the beautiful ladies at Kids Activities Blog shared that you can mix peanut butter with marshmallows for a tasty, two-ingredient edible playdough. We haven’t attempted it however, but it sounds like a super enjoyable addition to this peanut butter playdough exploration!

Peanut Butter Playdough for Kids

Once the peanut butter playdough is mixed collectively (ordinarily by the youngsters), we divide it out amongst the quantity of youngsters in the home at the time, putting every ball of dough on a clean plastic placemat, and let them go at it.

Peanut Butter Playdough for Kids

Sometimes they just make issues with the playdough itself, from time to time they contain pretzel sticks (ever considering that we produced peanut butter pretzel nests, they feel pretzels really should ordinarily accompany peanut butter playdough), from time to time toothpicks, raisins, mini-chocolate chips, and so on.

As for tools, a butter knife is from time to time handy. But mainly they like to use their hands. And the garlic press (for great spaghetti, hair, and just plain exciting styles).

nest made from peanut butter and pretzels

Note: the bowl of spaghetti and meatballs above was produced with a peanut butter playdough recipe that incorporated each powdered milk and cocoa powder.

They enjoy modeling with the peanut butter playdough AND they enjoy consuming their peanut butter playdough creations.

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Have you produced peanut butter playdough? Or one more edible playdough recipe?  Please share your encounter, favourite recipe, hyperlink, or suggestions in the comments!

P.S. For these households with peanut allergies, here’s a list of 10 edible playdough recipes on Family Corner, numerous of which do not contain any nuts.

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