This edible pudding playdough only needs 3 ingredients and a few minutes of your time to make. It smells great, feels great, and the kids just love it!
Disclaimer: While this recipe is made using edible ingredients found within your home, I do not recommend purposefully feeding your child this product. If they choose to take a lick or small taste they should be just fine, but this product is meant to be something to play with and not to eat. Thanks!
Why we love this pudding playdough
I love the thickness of this playdough because it’s great for fun sensory play for the kids.
The recipe is easy to follow and can be doubled without hassle. It’s probably one of the easiest and least “involved” playdough recipes I’ve ever made.
My kids on the other hand love to smell it and their hands afterward. I mean, who wouldn’t? Right? Believe it or not, they actually haven’t tried sampling the dough.
I, however, did take a small taste and am sad to report it’s pretty plain and borning. So it shouldn’t be too tempting for them to eat it even if they did try.
Edible playdough ingredients
- Boxed Jello Pudding
- Warm Water
What you’ll need to make this homemade playdough recipe
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Tips for making play dough for kids
There are a few points during the mixing and kneading where it gets a little sticky, keeping your hands coated in cornstarch or adding a light dusting to the counter before kneading there helps to remove the sticky feeling.
You may also not need all of the cornstarch, or you may need to add some. It really depends on a ton of factors including the weather and humidity. I needed to add in 1 extra tablespoon to mine, but I did so at a slow pace so I wouldn’t add in too much. A little goes a long way!
FAQs about Pudding Playdough
Instant boxed puddings work best, but you can choose any flavor option. Each one gives a unique smell and color, and there are hundreds of options out there!
It can last for weeks (if not months) if you kept it properly stored in an airtight container and at a safe temperature. But with kids, who can possibly manage that?
If the back of your instant pudding says that it is dairy free, then this recipe is dairy free. Great for those with dairy allergies and sensitivities!
I keep mine stored in a labeled Ziploc bag. You can keep yours in a plastic bag too or even in a Tupperware style container.
How to make pudding playdough
In a mixing bowl, combine the water, half of the cornstarch, and the instant pudding.
Stir it together with a fork until it comes together and then knead it.
Continue kneading and adding in cornstarch until the dough is soft and fluffy. You may not need all of the cornstarch, or you may need to add in a little.
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- measuring cups
- mixing bowl
- 1/4 cup instant pudding (half a 3.4oz box)
- 3/4 cup cornstarch, divided
- 1/3 cup warm water
- In a mixing bowl combine the instant pudding, water and 1/2 of the cornstarch. Stir together with fork.
- Slowly add in the rest of the cornstarch a little at a time, kneading as you go. At some point you can just dust the counter space with cornstarch and knead there. It's okay if you don't need all of the cornstarch. You just want it a good pliable consistency that isn't too sticky. Too much cornstarch will make the dough crumble.
You’re going to love how easy it is to make pudding playdough and your kids will enjoy how much fun it is to play with!