Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

Recipe is adapted from Happy Toddler Playtime


  • 2 cups of white all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1.5 cup of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • Food coloring
  • Stand mixer with dough hook or large bowl and spoon
  • Pine Essential oil


  • In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and cream of tartar.
  • In a separate container, combine the 1.5 cup of boiling water, food coloring and oil.
  • Add 20 drops of essential oil into the boiling water mixture.
  • Add the boiling water mixture to the flour mixture a small amount at a time and mix until you have reached the desired consistency. If you are using a stand mixer add the water as the mixer is turning.
  • Knead until it is all smooth and starts to form a dough ball
  • Store in bag or tight lid container once cooled.
Sweet and Edible Two Ingredient Playdough

Sweet and Edible Two Ingredient Playdough

We go through so much slime and Playdough in our house that I am better off making our own.

I enjoy making our own Playdough because they are so many different variations on how to make it. I have recipes for cook and non cook, cloud, scented and more.

Today I am sharing how to make edible Playdough! it’s soft and sweet your little one will be licking their fingers the entire time. The best part is that it only requires two ingredients!

All you need is

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of white vanilla frosting

This is optional, but you can add food coloring and sprinkles as well.

Mix sugar and frosting together preferably with a mixer. Once mixed knead with your hands and add food coloring and sprinkles if you prefer.

You will have pillowy soft Playdough that tastes great! No more worries of what your kid may ingest when eating playdough.

I made this sensory tray with a bunch of treats from Dollar Tree to go along with the Playdough! What do you think?