Edible Play-Doh

Play-doh is something that every child should have the opportunity to grow up with. Children with autism might be tempted to eat the Play-doh which isn’t healthy. Store bought Play-doh can be tempting to taste but toxic to eat, so here at Joshin we decided to find a recipe for Play-doh that won’t be toxic. (No promises its going to be tasty though.) Making Play-doh can be as much fun as getting to play with it after, and sometimes even more fun! You only need a couple ingredients and utensils to make this work.

  • 2 cups of water

  • 5 cups of white flour

  • 5 cups of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar

  • 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For making the Play-doh, you want to start off with bringing the water to a boil using a large sauce pan, as you wait for the water to boil, whisk together the cream of tartar, flour, Kool-Aid, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Add the vegetable oil into the dry ingredients and stir. Take the boiling water off the stove and let it cool down for a minute. After the water has cooled down, still hot but not boiling, add the mixture and stir. 

Sprinkle some flour onto a large surface such as the counter or a cutting board, dump the dough on to the surface and knead for about 10 minutes. 

Now its play time! You can use cookie cutters to make shapes or just use your hands!


Melissa Danielsen