My son loves playing with play dough. My daughter on the other hands loves to eat it! So I needed to find a super simple and safe recipe that she could
eat play with 🙂 while he was occupied playing with his. So I have been on the lookout for easy recipes to whip up some safe play dough that uses ingredients that I already had on hand. I knew my search was over when I found this pin.
Oatmeal play dough…An edible play dough recipe that uses 3 simple ingredients, take few seconds to whip together (like less then a minute in my stand mixer) and was safe for sweet little Amelia’s mouth. To find the complete ingredient list, plus step by step instructions to make this oatmeal play dough recipe, head on over to More for Less, plus she has a TON of fabulous DIY children’s learning activities. I’m kind of newly obsessed with her site! 🙂
While I had Silas pick up his toys and clear off his play table, I was able to easily throw together this simple play dough recipe.
When my kids get a tad bit older, this will be simple enough to give them each their own bowl and have them stir and knead together the dough themselves, but for time sake I found the stand mixer to be incredibly efficient.
It turned out perfect although I think next time I might add a teensy bit more flour since the dough was still slightly sticky and my son (the only boy who doesn’t like his hands dirty!) kept wanting me to wipe off his hands during play time. Amelia could have cared less!
Despite the sticky hand situation, they had a ball! Silas pulled out his Melissa & Doug Shape, Model and Mold set which he LOVES!
And of course Amelia viewed this snack time despite my attempts to fish whole clumps of dough out of her mouth! While I wouldn’t recommend eating this stuff, at least I know it is safe for her to ingest.
The play dough also stores nicely in the refrigerator for a few days. We made ours on Monday and were still playing with it on Friday! To help it last longer I placed it in a plastic bowl with an air tight lid.
Obviously this dough recipe is not colored so if that’s important to your kids you could easily add a safe food dye that wouldn’t make too much of a mess. I chose to leave mine the original color since I don’t keep food dye handy around the house.
I will definitely be making this recipe again and again because it was so easy to make and both of my kids loved playing with it! Like I mentioned above, when my kids get a little older this will be a perfect activity to have them participate in making. They can easily measure their own ingredients and stir to form into dough.