When I made marshmallow play dough awhile back, I thought I nailed it. I thought it was the best edible play dough recipe ever! But step aside marshmallow play dough, because this edible frosting play dough, made with only 2 ingredients – that’s right TWO – is amazing!!
This is the easiest play dough recipe I’ve ever tried. And the consistency of the play dough is perfect. It’s soft, silky smooth, and perfectly moldable. My kids are still at school, but man am I ever excited to give it to them to try when they get home.
And did I mention it’s completely safe to eat? I tried a bit when I was mixing it together, and it might taste too good. Powdered sugar and frosting!? Yes my friends. This might just be the best play dough recipe EVER!?
This frosting play dough is so easy to make that the kids can probably make it themselves. (With parental supervision of course, depending on how old your kids are…) There’s no cooking, and no need to use a mixer, so it’s a great recipe for kids!
I don’t do a whole lot of baking. So every time I make icing, I buy 2 big packages of icing sugar, and one ends up sitting in my cupboard for years on end. And apparently, it can get stale!? Who knew?! So if you have an older bag of icing sugar, this is a perfect way to use it up!
If you’re wondering what “icing sugar” is, it’s just the Canadian term we use for powdered sugar.
Check out our video for how to make Edible Frosting Play Dough:
Two Ingredient Edible Frosting Play Dough
Seriously – You only need two things! Here are affiliate links to what I used:
I found the frosting at the dollar store, so overall, this recipe is really affordable!
I’ve only tried it with whipped vanilla frosting, but I bet you can try other flavours and types of frosting as well.
If you’re trying a non-whipped frosting, I recommend starting with 2-1/2 cups of icing sugar, and gradually adding more as you mix it. Different types of icing might require different amounts of powdered sugar.
Mix together the icing sugar and frosting in a large bowl. Start mixing with a spoon, and stir as long as you can.
When it gets too difficult to stir, start kneading the dough with your hands. It should form a beautiful dough ball, with pretty much the exact same consistency as store bought play-doh.
If your dough is too sticky, mix in more icing sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until it gets to the right consistency.
If the dough is too dry or hard, add a drop or two of water and mix it in to soften it up.
I separated my dough into 4 equal portions so I could make different colours.
Add food colouring to each of the smaller dough balls then knead the dough until the colour is worked in. For my dough balls, I added about 12 drops of neon food colouring to each one.
You might want to wear rubber gloves when you mix in the food colouring because this part can get a bit messy!
When you’re done mixing, you’ll have 4 beautiful balls of super soft (… and delicious) edible frosting play dough!
The consistency is perfect! It’s so soft and easy to work with!
How Long Will This Play Dough Last?
Store your play dough in an air tight container, ziploc bag or plastic wrap. It should last at least 3 or 4 days. It might last longer, but keep an eye out for mold, since we are using food ingredients here.
If your play dough dries out a little bit, just add a drop or two of water and work it into the dough to make it soft again.
This play dough recipe is completely safe to eat! Just keep in mind that it’s pretty much pure sugar, so you might want to limit the amount eaten by the kids to prevent sore tummies.
You can use your favourite play dough tools and accessories with this play dough! It rolls out beautifully so you can make pretty much anything you would make from regular play dough.
I wish I could show you just how perfect this dough is! The photo below shows just how nicely the dough cuts.
It’s soft, squishy, and perfectly moldable!
When my kids got home from school I gave each of them a small slice of the frosting play dough.
The first thing they did was taste test it. Then all 3 of them mixed their colours together into unicorn poop play dough. Surprisingly pretty, don’t you think??
I love how easy it is to make!
This edible frosting play dough makes PERFECT play dough! And with only 2 ingredients it’s super easy to make! The recipe makes super soft dough that’s easy to work with and it’s completely safe to eat – and there’s no cooking involved! Made with store bought icing, it’s a super simple activity for the kids to try!
If you’re looking for more fun edible play dough ideas, take a look at our recipe for marshmallow play dough! This dough is fun to make, fun to play with and especially fun to eat!
Check out our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids for 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!
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