Edible Play Dough Recipe – Only 3 Ingredients!

This edible playdough recipe makes a play dough that is not only fun to make, but it is edible! It is one of the few edible playdough recipes that is tasty and fun! Kids of all ages will love this homemade play dough! This is edible playdough recipe is perfect for at home or in the classroom!

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Let’s may this 3-ingredient edible play dough!

Edible Playdough For Kids

One of the comments we get a lot is that you, our readers, are looking for a simple playdough recipe that is safe for toddlers to eat and gluten-free.

Today’s play dough recipe is just that!

This play dough is made from three ingredients, is dairy and gluten-nut-free, easy to make – and safe for kids to eat. Much thanks to  Powerful Mothering for inspiring today’s post. Check out her variation of this edible play dough.

Make Edible Play Dough

This playdough is perfect for kids of all ages, whether they are younger kids or older kids. Plus, it’s budget-friendly!

Related: More edible playdough recipes we love

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Supplies Needed

Short Video Tutorial For How To Make 3 Ingredient Edible Playdough

Directions To Make Edible Playdough From Whipped Topping

Step 1

Dump the whipped topping into a larger bowl.

Step 2  

Carefully fold the cornstarch into the topping until it is a crumbly mess.  

Notes:

We used a spatula to fold it together.

Step 3 

Drizzle the lumps with the olive oil.

Step 4  

Use your hands at this point to work the dough together until it forms a ball.

edible playdough made from whipped cream, cornstarch, and olive oil- on a wood table- kids activities blog- stirred in a bowl

Notes When Mixing Your Edible Playdough:

Be careful to use a folding motion with stirring. We didn’t – there was quite a cloud of cornstarch in the air.

Fun times!

Dusty kitchens are loved kitchens! Our kitchen is rarely clean, but we love making memories together.

Boy, oh, boy! That dust cloud and the slip it added to the floor is a fun memory.

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This edible playdough is sweet and fun!

Our Experience Making This 3 Ingredient Edible Playdough:

Your kids will love playing with this delicate dough. Our dough was incredibly crumbly, we added some more olive oil to help the dough gel together.

Our kids didn’t mind the crumbs one bit – those crumbs were reserved for nibbling. This is definitely something we could do again with our Gluten-free friends and family.

Make 3-Ingredient Play Dough Recipe

edible play dough recipe

This edible playdough only takes 3 ingredients and is so much fun to play with. Kids of all ages will love playing with this edible playdough.

Materials

  • Tub of Whipped Topping.
  • 1/2 a box of Cornstarch.
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil.

Instructions

  1. Dump the whipped topping into a larger bowl.
  2. Carefully fold the cornstarch into the topping until it is a crumbly mess.
  3. Drizzle the lumps with the olive oil.
  4. Use your hands at this point to work the dough together until it forms a ball.

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How did you like the edible playdough recipe?

16 Comments

  1. This will be so much fun to do with my daughter! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  2. When she puts the ingredient as a “tub” of whipped topping, then I deduce it would be cool whip. The kind of whipped topping you keep in the freezer. I hope that helps Emma(My Little 3 and Me) . It is also quite low in calories FYI!

  3. It says this recipe is dairy, gluten, and nut free. I’d like to know where you find dairy free whipped topping? I’ve never been able to find any. Even the “dairy free” cool whip has casein in it, so I’d be careful for those on a gfcf diet that might not think about that one.

  4. Thanks so much for that information. You are completely right, the only whipped topping I have found that is truly dairy-free is made from coconut milk.

  5. Silly question:
    What sized tub of whipped topping?

    A standard sized box of corn starch is 1 pound but whipped topping tubs come in several sizes.

  6. What a fun and yummy idea!
    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday! We hope to see you next week!

  7. This is a cool idea! I have heard of using peanut butter for edible play doh maybe we can do edible play doh buffet sometime!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  8. Very cool! Great post! Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! We love having you. I have pinned it to the Happiness Is Homemade Party Board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

  9. I haven’t eaten whipped topping since I was a child, mostly because I don’t care for the taste. But I would be really interested in finding some made with coconut milk. Can you point me in a direction with a brand? We do alot of coconut and almond as dairy alternatives, but I never thought to look for whipped topping made with one, probably just because it has been off my radar for *ahem* 30+ years. LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing this in Tell Me About It Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you share next week!

  10. This is marvelous! Sounds like lots of fun! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!
    Kathy

  11. I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every
    bit of it. I’ve got you book marked to look at new stuff you post ¦

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