This colorful and creative craft is made with just four ingredients and the end result of Edible Pudding Play Dough is both fun to play with and sweet to eat!
Hey there Messy Momma Crafts readers! Trish here with a simple playdough idea for edible sensory fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy this colorful Edible Pudding Play Dough craft as it is easy to make and fun to eat.
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How To Make Edible Pudding Play Dough
This four-ingredient colorful craft is easy to make for kids of all ages and this creative fun is edible! YUM!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft tutorial card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Supplies Needed:
Edible Pudding Play Dough Tips
What if the consistency doesn’t feel quite right?
If your edible play dough doesn’t feel quite right the fix is simple! Simply add a little more cornstarch (just a tablespoon at a time) if the mixture is too runny. On the flip side, if your play dough is too dry just add warm water a few drops at a time. This play dough will not feel the same as play dough made with school glue or borax as ingredients are food; it can be compared more to Yogurt Putty. As you mix it together you will find what feels just right.
How long will Pudding Play Dough keep?
This tasty craft will only last a few days as it is made with food ingredients. You can preserve your edible pudding play dough in a ziploc bag or any airtight container. Of course, the cleaner the hands the longer it keeps! Be sure to wash those little hands before pudding play begins as this will help with preservation and keep any extra germs out of the mouths of Pudding Play Dough nibblers.
Can I use other pudding flavors?
Absolutely! Most often I opt for Vanilla Pudding and add food coloring but I highly recommend mixing it up. If you love butterscotch pudding or have chocolate addicts in your home – give them a try! Of course, like brown chocolate pudding, if you come across mint or pistachio pudding you won’t even need to add food coloring as those flavorful pudding mixes will already be fun shades of green.
Additional Tips for creating Edible Pudding Play Dough:
- When it comes to adding in food coloring I recommend mixing your play dough in ziploc bags or glass bowls to avoid staining plastic bowls.
- Wear food safe rubber gloves to avoid stained fingers and hands when knead the food coloring into your tasty play dough.
- Gloves will not be necessary for play; once the food coloring is absorbed you should be all clear to handle the colorful play dough without staining those little fingers playing with it.
Edible Pudding Play Dough
- 1/4 Cup Instant Pudding Mix
- 1 Cup Corn Starch, divided
- 1/3 Cup Warm Water
- Food Coloring
- Add ¼ cup of instant pudding mix and ½ cup of cornstarch to a mixing bowl then stir the dry ingredients until combined.
- Add 1/3 cup warm water and stir until dough begins to form.
- Next add a few drops of food coloring to your play dough and continue to stir.
- Slowly add in ¼ cup of the remaining cornstarch and continue stirring as you add it. You may or may not need the last ½ cup of cornstarch based on the “feel” and consistency of the play dough.
- When the play dough thickens use your hands to knead it together.
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