Easy Edible Play Dough

Want to know how to make playdough and modelling clay you can eat?

Edible modelling clay recipes are perfect for modelling projects or other edible crafts for kids. And when you have finished – you they decorate it and eat it!

Learning to make edible modelling clay makes a great indoor activity. If you have some cookie cutters or shapes then you can let the kids imaginations go wild – knowing that any that gets put into little mouths is totally safe. Or make pretty shapes and place them in a jar to give as gifts.

• Flavoured Playdough Recipe

Who can resist chocolate? This edible play dough is for everyone!


3 cups powdered/icing sugar
3/4 cup powdered milk
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup


Bring the butter to room temperature so that it is soft (slightly melted). Stir all the ingredients together, and work into a soft clay.

• Sugar Paste Dough

This is a variation of the recipe that cake decorators use to make cake decorations.


8 gm Gelatine.
50 ml of room temperature water.
50 gm Corn Syrup or Honey.
450 gm Powdered Sugar/Icing Sugar.
10 drops of light vegetable oil.

Stir the gelatine with the water in a pan. Place on a low heat until the gelatine has dissolved (don’t overheat). Remove pan from heat.
Add the corn syrup/honey and mix well. Then mix in the powdered sugar as much as you can. Mix in the oil, then knead the play dough on a sugared surface until it is smooth and silky.

It should be wrapped in plastic wrap and left overnight before you use it.