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2 Ingredient Edible Playdough No Cook

This is an easy 2 ingredient edible playdough recipe for toddlers and older kids will love! A simple edible playdoh that is perfectly safe for young children and fun to play with.


Do you have kids who love playdough, well if they do they will LOVE this easy 2 ingredient edible playdough recipe!! Yes, it’s possible to make it. We have done this time and time again throughout the years because it is fun and you use only 2 ingredients. You probably have them at home right now! (affiliate links present)

Edible Playdough No Cook

This edible play dough recipe is fun if you put it in an ice cream cone when it’s done! It makes it a bit easier to move around the table with ease. Talk about fun kids activities!

It’s a perfect idea for toddlers or to make for an upcoming birthday party too!! How fun would it be to have a playdough Birthday party with EDIBLE playdough there??!!

How do you make edible playdough with two ingredients?

WE will show you how and it is truly safe to consume it. Parents of toddlers who put everything in their mouth love this because if you turn your head and fingers go in there are no worries. Using frosting and powdered sugar it even tastes good and you can make any color you like too.

 edible playdoh recipe

2 Ingredient Edible Playdough

So there are only 2 ingredients and mixed together they make a pretty good consistency for molding and tastes good. The more you knead the less sticky it becomes. It is not a perfect measurement, although I do provide measurements here. It is a balance of the 2 items.


Edible Playdough without Marshmallows

So you don’t have to use the cones, that is just for fun. A cheap addition they can truly eat and pretend play with you and their friends. I like to use cutting boards instead of non stick play mats so I can throw them into the dishwasher when play time is over.

Easy edible playdough recipe

How to Make Edible Playdough

  1. Just combine 1 cup of frosting (any color or flavor you like)
  2. Add 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. If you have a countertop mixer or hand mixer it works best to mix it really thoroughly.
  4. If it is too sticky to the touch just add more dry ingredients (powdered sugar) a few tbsp. at a time until it can be picked up without sticking to their hands.
  5. Play!!

After you make this basic recipe and knead it a bit just add more powdered sugar to stiffen it up a little at a time until it is the consistency you want. Watch as we make it in the video within this post first. Then you will have the general idea. It is a Science experiment of sorts to get the right consistency. Just work with it until you feel it’s just right.

edible playdough

Edible Playdough for 1 Year Olds

If the play dough gets a bit dry just put a bit of olive or coconut oil on your hands and knead it through to loosen it up. What else will your kids love after making this edible playdough no cook recipe?

Printable recipe is below. 😉

edible playdough

Other easy crafts for toddlers age 3-5

This is just 1 of 101+ fun indoor activities for kids, here are a few others:

  • Make edible finger paint with your kids using pudding and coloring if you want to add that. Using finger painting paper that is a bit thicker they can have a blast and you don’t have to worry about chemicals getting into their mouths.
  • Homemade play putty is fun and just like the old fashioned stuff you bought at the store as a kid. Easier to make yourself than you might think.
  • Watercolor painting activities are here and great rainy day activities for boys and girls of all ages.
  • This is how to make paper flowers at home which can also be used as party decorations too.

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Edible Playdough

How to make 2 ingredient edible playdough using frosting and powdered sugar! Edible crafts for kids are the best.
Keyword edible, frosting, playdoh, playdough, powdered sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author The Typical Mom



  • 1 c frosting white or colored/flavored, regular not whipped
  • 2.5 c powdered sugar plus more to stiffen it up and put on play mats to prevent sticking


  • Just combine 1 cup of frosting (any color or flavor you like) + 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar in a large bowl and mix well.
    If you have a countertop mixer or hand mixer you could use that on low speed. If it is too sticky to the touch just add more dry ingredients (powdered sugar).
  • Add just a few tbsp. at a time until it can be picked up without totally sticking to their hands. Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on to a play mat and allow them to Play!!


5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)
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Monday 10th of June 2024

This was so amazing! I am in theatre and needed edible play-do for a school play. It also doesn't taste that bad!

The Typical Mom

Monday 10th of June 2024



Monday 16th of March 2020

How long can you store the playdough after you make it?


Wednesday 1st of April 2020

this is also good for a Science Fair!!!

Angie McAuley

Sunday 21st of October 2018

I have been trying to find something for the children at church can do and make. This would be perfect. And if they eat it it want hurt them. Thank you!!!!

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