wordpress statistics

Easy Marshmallow Play Dough

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn’t disappoint.

four balls of homemade marshmallow play dough makes a great kids craft and activity

Keeping the kids entertained during the summer, school holidays, or rainy days can sometimes be a bit difficult. But now you can keep those little hands busy with this super fun kids craft.

Making Marshmallow Play Dough

I love that we can make Marshmallow Play Dough on the cheap. With just 4 simple ingredients you can make a super fun, taste-safe play dough that the kids can help make.

Since this does require the use of a microwave and hot ingredients, I highly recommend that parents assist their children when making Marshmallow Play Dough.

Because Marshmallow Play Dough is made with edible ingredients, it is taste-safe. However, I don’t recommend it as a snack (LOL!). If your children are curious, it is safe for them to taste. But I don’t think they’ll eat very much – it doesn’t taste all that great.

four balls of homemade marshmallow play dough makes a great kids craft and activity

Marshmallow Play Dough Recipe

Ingredients

(please note: these quantities are per color of play dough)

MarshmallowsMarshmallowsPure Corn StarchPure Corn StarchCoconut OilCoconut OilGel Food ColorsGel Food Colors

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for about 20 seconds or until the marshmallows expand.

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn't disappoint. You probably already have the ingredients you need in the pantry.

Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and mix the ingredients with a spoon. The mixture will get really sticky; just keep stirring. If needed, you can add a bit more corn starch at this point. Then, once the ingredients are cool enough to touch, remove mixture from bowl and knead with your hands.

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn't disappoint. You probably already have the ingredients you need in the pantry.

Add more corn starch as needed while kneading. Keep adding corn starch in small quantities until the dough is not sticky and has reached the desired consistency. Be careful when adding corn starch that you don’t add too much and you knead well between each addition. If you add too much corn starch the mixture will become crumbly.

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn't disappoint. You probably already have the ingredients you need in the pantry.

Once the Marshmallow Play Dough has reached the point where it’s not sticky, wash your hands. Then begin kneading again with clean hands. After you’ve handled it for a bit you’ll notice that it’s super soft and playable. Repeat for each color.

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn't disappoint. You probably already have the ingredients you need in the pantry.

I love the way that Marshmallow Play Dough smells! It actually smells good, unlike some of the other play doughs we have made and/or bought.

You could throw in some play dough tools for a little added fun. If you don’t have any of those, regular kitchen utensils will work too. Cookie cutters are also a great idea for playing with Marshmallow Play Dough.

Don’t forget to pin this Marshmallow Play Dough recipe to your favorite Pinterest board so that you don’t lose it. It makes a great activity for you to do with your children.

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn't disappoint. You probably already have the ingredients you need in the pantry.

Needs more ways to keep the kids entertained? Check out these great ideas.

Homemade Sidewalk Paint

Get the kids outside this summer with this super FUN Homemade Sidewalk Paint. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers BUT it's fun for ALL AGES! Such a fun, inexpensive DIY for unlimited summer fun.Shaving Cream Bath Paint

Make bath time fun with this super easy to make Shaving Cream Bath Paint using just two ingredients.

SO FUN! GREAT FOR KIDS. If you're looking for a fun and easy way to keep the kids entertained, this easy to make Marshmallow Play Dough doesn't disappoint. You probably already have the 4 ingredients you need in the pantry. #playdough #DIY #forkids #homemade #summerfun

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    OMGosh that’s super fun, was my first thought. I love the idea of making marshmallows play dough. What a neat idea and colorful!

  2. 2

    I wish this had been around when my kids were little. Why didn’t I think of that? I would have had to have a bite, too! YUM!

  3. 3

    What a fun way to enjoy some sensory play! I despise the smell of the store bought variety, but have no doubt this marshmallow version would make for a perfectly scrumptious scent.

  4. 4

    Love this and I bet it’s super soft. Wonder how long it would last if stored in the fridge, would it stay soft or is just good for a day or two?

  5. 5

    Those colors are gorgeous! I never knew that making play dough would be so easy and fun!

Speak Your Mind

*