Edible playdough that even the babies can play with? Yes, please!
My baby (11 months) wants to play with everything – and I mean everything – her big sister plays with. This is both good and bad. Good that they love playing together and can entertain each other for some time. Bad because a lot of the times I have to intervene and keep the baby away from what Big Sis (3 years) is playing with: regular playdough, small toys, etc.
However, with this recipe for Speckled Edible Playdough, I no longer have to worry about whether the baby will want to play with Big Sister! It’s made with food-grade ingredients, so it’s okay if a little piece winds up in her mouth. I stay near her and still make sure she doesn’t consume large quantities, though.
It’s always recommended to supervise young children when playing with playdough to ensure their safety.
Speckled Edible Playdough
- 1 cup baby oatmeal cereal
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- food coloring
- Combine the first four ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until smooth. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more cereal. If it’s too crumbly, add a bit more oil.
- To incorporate the food coloring and create a speckled look, flatten out your dough and deposit a few drops of each color in different spots on the flattened dough. Then, knead the dough again and try to get the colors to mix in. The result is a speckled look!