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3-Ingredient Pudding Play Dough

If you’re looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It’s so easy to make and it smells so good when you’re playing with it.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

I know that slime is all the rage these days, as it should be because it’s so fun to play with, but we’ve been making homemade play dough. We’ve done the traditional homemade play doughs in the past, but this summer we’ve been using different items from our pantry. It’s been so much fun experimenting and seeing what happens when we use different ingredients.

Pudding Play Dough

For this 3-ingredent Pudding Play Dough, we used instant pudding mix, corn starch, and warm water. That’s it! The best part is that it’s totally safe for the kiddos. If the kids decide to take a taste because it smells so good, no worries. It’s totally edible (although I don’t recommend eating it).

Note: While this Pudding Play Dough is technically edible because I used all food ingredients, it’s not meant to be served as a snack during play time.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Play dough and slime can provide hours of sensory play for your children. If you’ve been on Pinterest you’ll see that there are tons of ways to make both. Some safe, some are a little questionable. There really isn’t anything to fear with this Pudding Play Dough recipe other than not being able to get your children to do anything else but play.

Pudding Play Dough Recipe

Ingredients

Instant Pudding MixInstant Pudding MixArgo Corn StarchArgo Corn Starch

Instructions

In a small mixing bowl, pour in the pudding mix and 1/2 cup of the corn starch, reserving the rest for the next step. Stir together using a fork.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Pour the water into the mixing bowl and stir.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Keep stirring until all the water is absorbed and it looks like a dough is forming.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

At this point the dough will be very sticky. Don’t try to pick it up with your hands yet. Keep using the fork for stirring and mixing.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Add in more corn starch in small amounts stirring with a fork as you go.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

When the dough gets too hard to stir with the fork, remove the dough from the bowl and begin kneading with your hands.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Keep adding in small amounts of corn starch and kneading until the dough no longer feels sticky in your hands.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Be careful not to add in too much corn starch. Sometimes I don’t use all of the remaining corn starch. It just depends on the brand of products I’m using, the temperature in the house, etc. Once you’re able to play with it without it being sticky, don’t worry about the corn starch you may have left over.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Making Pudding Play Dough

So I would love to be able to tell you that making this Pudding Play Dough is an exact science, but that just wouldn’t be the truth. Depending on environmental factors, what brand of product you’re using, etc., you may need to tweak this recipe just a little. If it turns out a little dry you may need to add in more water. If it turns out really sticky you may need to add in more corn starch.

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Tip: We use A LOT of corn starch in projects/crafts around the house so I stock up when it’s on sale. Not only is it great to use in this Pudding Play Dough, it’s also a safe slime ingredient too.

For this batch of Pudding Play Dough I used a store brand vanilla instant pudding mix which cost me $.89. I also used a store brand corn starch which cost me an additional .$.89. I made 3 batches from the one package of instant pudding mix and the box of corn starch will make 4-5 batches.

Tip: The store brand is more economical unless the brand name products are on sale.

When we’re making homemade play dough or slime, we usually purchase the cheapest ingredients, which is normally the store brand. If I did the math right, each batch of Pudding Play Dough only costs about $.50 to make. I’d totally say it’s worth every single penny.

Pudding Play Dough Ideas

If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

Like a traditional play dough, you can 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 homemade play dough.

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If you're looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Pudding Play Dough is the perfect choice. It's so easy to make and it smells so good when you're playing with it.

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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.

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