Kiddos love to play with their food, and who are you to stifle their creative genius? Now they can play, create, and have a delicious treat too! This recipe for kid-safe dough is easy to make and costs pennies less than the name-brand version!
Start With A Bowl
A big ceramic bowl that's slightly shallow will give you a good base for mixing.
Pile In A Bunch Of Marshmallows
Any brand or style of marshmallows works. Smaller versions will melt easier. If your kiddo has an allergy try a dairy-free option
Drizzle About A Tablespoon Of Water Over Your Marshmallows
This will help your marshmallows melt.
Pop The Marshmallows In The Microwave
You'll put your bowl of marshmallows in the in the microwave for 30 seconds. If they look like they've started to melt, start mixing. But you'll likely need to give them another 30 seconds in Chef Mic.
Use A Rubber Spatula To Mix Your Melted Marshmallows
Mix the marshmallows till they're a fluffy consistency.
Add Powdered Cane Sugar
Spoon about six tablespoons of sugar into your marshmallows to start. At first, the sugar might not seem to mix well. Just keep adding sugar until you get a doughy consistency.
Pour Some Sugar On Your Hands And Knead The Dough
Adding sugar to your hands will help you work the dough better.
Place Some Sugar On the Table And Keep Kneading
Sugar on the table will keep your dough from sticking as you work to get the squishy texture of Play-Doh.
Do A "Tear Test"
If you can pull apart your dough like this, you're ready for the super-fun next step: Color!
Add A Few Drops Of Food Dye In Sections Of Your Dough
Worried about staining your fingers or getting too sticky? Put your dough in a plastic bag, add your drops, and start working the dye into your dough.
Work The Dye Into Your Dough
Fold the dough over and keep working it till the dye distributes color evenly throughout your ball.
Add A Spoonful Of Sugar
Since the dye will dampen your dough, it may be a little too
sticky--add a few extra spoonfuls of powdered sugar to the table and your dough again and knead until you get the texture back.
Ball It Up!
Now you have fun, kid-safe Play-Doh they can use to create amazing foods or edible artwork.