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How to make kid-safe edible play dough

May 22, 2018

Rosie and I had so much fun making our edible play dough.

This simple, allergen-free recipe can be made start to finish just by kids, as Rosie (who is 4 years old) demonstrates! With the awesome smell of applesauce (one of the main ingredients) wafting from the play dough, we couldn't help but taste some before we added our glitter and colour… and it tasted like apple pancakes! This is a must-try for a fun crafting activity for all ages.


What You Need

  • 1 cup of cornstarch 
  • 1 cup of baby rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce (about the same amount as half one of the small cups you might with a child's lunch)
  • 3 tablespoons of canola oil 
  • Food-safe colouring, or natural colourants like beet juice, chlorella, turmeric and finely ground pink salt 

How It's Made 

  • Whisk together 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 cup of baby rice cereal (gerber brand).
  • Add ½ cup apple sauce and 3 tablespoons of canola oil. Mix well with your hands/limbs for at least 1 to 2 minutes until the play dough consistency is formed. If it feels too dry, add a tiny bit of oil, but if you mix it long enough this should do the trick!
  • Feel free to add food-safe colouring to make it different colours, or you can use natural colourants like beet juice, chlorella, turmeric, and finely ground pink salt!

Watch more episodes of Stump Kitchen: Cooking with Kids.

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