Play Dough Edible Toddler Learning Homeschool Activity
Play dough that is edible! Last week we did edible paint, which was a great hit with my youngest. Check out the edible paint review here. This week is edible play dough! I have never really showed my youngest play dough and my oldest son tends to keep it out of reach from his youngest brother. So, I was full of curiosity on how he would react and what he would do. I have looked over a few recipes from Pinterest and seemed to like this recipe the most for it being simple and having all the materials on hand. This recipe won.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of water
- 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
- 1/3 cup of salt
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- food coloring to your liking
- ziplock bag or container to put the dough in
The steps are easy to follow. We threw everything into a mixing bowl first (whoops didn’t read the part about the stove). Make sure to add this to the stove and make sure there is no lumps. Cook it on the stove for 2-3 minutes. Now we could have made a lot of different colors when it came to add the food coloring into the mixture though we decided since we did this on Earth Day to keep it Earth Day colors blue and green. You can divide the mixture into different set of bowls and mix it this way until it becomes the play dough form. Once this has happen set it aside to cool down.
My 1 year olds reaction
Since he has never played with play dough, yet he was curious to its squeezy green and blue. It was honestly probably a little too early to introduce him to this edible play dough though it was cute seeing him being curious to what it was.
How did it taste?
Well, since it has a lot of salt it could only taste salty. He didn’t like it one bit. Remind you this isn’t something your children should eat though it’s safe if they do end up becoming curious. We have a lot of the edible play dough left. For now, I am going to set this aside until maybe when he’s 17 months to see if he’s curious about learning letters (hopefully), making things or running his cars thru it. I would recommend this for 2 years old and up though around age 4 I would say just buy regular play dough.
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