If you’ve been looking for a pudding playdough recipe that is safe for your kiddos to eat, this recipe is perfect! Plus it’s a great way to work on sensory play as well!
Growing up, we were always told to not play with our food…but this pudding playdough recipe is the exact opposite of that. Not only are your kids encouraged to play with their food, but they’re actually supposed to!
If you have a fear of your little one putting things in their mouth that could potentially harm them, you can rest easy with this edible playdough. And dare I say that it’s actually quite tasty as well?
Pudding Playdough: Edible Sensory Play for Kids
I’ve made a lot of playdough in my life, but this one is probably one of my favorites. Maybe it’s because I know that it tastes good…or maybe it’s because I know that it won’t harm the kids…but I THINK it’s because I’m hoping that deep down they’re going to offer me a little nibble as well. Don’t judge – this stuff is made of pudding!
What you need to make homemade pudding playdough
- 1/4 EACH of banana and lemon INSTANT pudding mix
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- 1/3 cup of water
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
How to make edible playdough
1. Pour both of the fruit pudding mixes and cornstarch into a bowl. Go ahead and mix well.
2. You can now slowly add the water. Be sure to stir quickly as you do. You may notice some clumps appear. Don’t worry! You can just break through the clumps with your spoon.
3. Keep stirring the mixture until a sweet smelling crumbly dough forms.
4. Once the dough forms, get your hands in there and start kneading it. The more you work it, the faster it will take shape into soft and silky fruit slime.
5. If your mixture is too dry, add in a teaspoon of water at a time until consistency is reached. Too wet? Sprinkle in equal parts pudding mix and corn starch until the consistency is reached.
When not in use, store your fruit slime in an airtight container.
Is this pudding playdough sticky?
It shouldn’t be. The consistency and feel of the playdough should be like regular playdough feels. If it’s sticky, you might have just added in too much water.
Can you use other flavors of instant pudding mix?
Sure! If you want to shake it up a bit as far as the flavors go, do so. There are plenty of instant pudding flavor options out there. You can choose from a wide variety!
Have fun creating, playing with and tasting this delicious pudding playdough recipe. What other sensory play objects out there can little kids use to grow their minds, their senses, and their taste buds?