How to Make Edible Playdough with 2 Ingredients
The kids love making playdough, especially when the recipe we tackle is edible playdough. It probably will come as no surprise that this is one of their favorite playdough recipes. Who would have thought that a mixture of store-bought cake frosting and powdered sugar would produce a playdough like consistency? Well, it did!
Our girls absolutely LOVED the results so much that they made several batches for friends. The only problem is that it didn't seem to last long. That's right, by the end of the day, most of the playdough was eaten. Now, we traditionally stay away from recipes with loads of sugar, but this day I decided to let the kids have fun.
This easy playdough recipe would make a super fun craft for a birthday party, girl scout troupe, neighborhood get together or classroom project. Each of the girls were able to make cute sculptures with their edible playdough. It would probably be even more ideal if each child made a different color and swapped a portion with their friends to come up with visually interesting creations.
While the edible playdough recipe below uses pre-colored store bought cake frosting, you could purchase white cake frosting and add drops of food coloring to create as many colors as you'd like. For a more organic, natural recipe, try making your own cake frosting. I know we're going to attempt that next!
ITEMS NEEDED TO MAKE OUR 2 INGREDIENT EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH:
RECIPE YEILDS APPROXIMATELY 4-3" diameter balls*
• 1 cup of store bough colored frosting
• 2-1/2 cups of powdered sugar
• Food Coloring (if you bought vanilla and want to dye your playdough)
*We purchased 1 container of store-bought frosting.
STEPS TO MAKE EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH:
STEP 1: Put 2-1/2 cups of powdered sugar into a bowl.
STEP 2: Mix in 1 cup of store bought frosting.
STEP 3: Begin kneading the mixture with your hands. Please note, this step may be a little messy, so if you have children who prefer to keep their hands clean, have them use a spoon for this step.
STEP 4: When the powdered sugar is totally mixed into the cake frosting the edible playdough should look something like the image below.
STEP 5: Our store bought cake frosting came with sprinkles. BONUS! Mix them in at this step if you have some.
STEP 6: At this point, if you can roll your edible playdough into a ball it's ready to be sculpted. HAVE FUN!
HERE IS THE FINAL RESULT!
Give it a try and let us know how your edible playdough turns out. If you'd prefer to watch how we made ours, we made video tutorial for YouTube on HOW TO MAKE PLAYDOUGH. Start watching at 3:52!