Frosting Playdough Recipe (2024)

Playdough that’s edible and smells amazing? You bet! This powdered sugar playdough with only 2 ingredients couldn’t be easier, and the kids can easily help you mix up a batch or two! I know for sure that kids will love how soft this playdough is. We love homemade playdough and this one takes the cake with asoft feel and amazing smell if you use flavored icing. Read on for the easiest edible playdough recipe ever!

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Hands-on Learning With Playdough

Playdough is an excellent addition to your sensory activities! Even create a busy box from a ball or two of this edible frosting playdough, cookie cutters, and a rolling pin.

Did you know that homemade sensory play materials like this 2 ingredient playdough are amazing for helping young kids develop an awareness of their senses?

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You will find fun playdough activities sprinkled below to encourage hands-on learning, fine motor skills, math, and much more!

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    Edible Playdough Recipe with Frosting

    The ratio for this edible playdough recipe is one part frosting to one part powdered sugar. You can use either a white frosting, flavored or colored frosting. White frosting will allow you to make your own colors.

    Is Playdough Edible?

    In general, most playdough recipes are not edible but may be considered taste-safe or non-toxic.

    Note: While this is considered an edible playdough or taste-safe sensory play activity, it’s a whole lot of sugar. I would not encourage kids to eat it as a snack!


    • 1 cup of frosting (flavored creates a nice scent)
    • 1 cup of powdered sugar (cornstarch does work but is not as tasty)
    • Mixing bowl and spoon
    • Food coloring (optional)
    • Playdough accessories

    How To Make Frosting Playdough

    STEP 1: Start by adding the frosting to your bowl.

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    STEP 2: If you want to add a few drops of food coloring, now’s the time!

    We made several colors of these two ingredients in edible playdough and used strawberry frosting for one batch.

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    STEP 3: Now add the confectioner’s sugar to thicken your dough and give it that awesome playdough texture. You can start out mixing the frosting and sugar with a spoon, but eventually, you will have to switch to kneading it with your hands.

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    STEP 4: Time to get the hands in the bowl and knead your playdough. Once the mixture is fully incorporated, you can remove the soft playdough and place it on a clean surface to finish kneading into a silky smooth ball!

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    How Long Does Frosting Playdough Last?

    This edible powdered sugar playdough has a unique texture and is a bit different than our traditional playdough recipes. Because it does not have preservatives in it like salt, it will not last as long.

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    Generally, you would store homemade playdough in an airtight container in the fridge. Similarly, you can still store this powdered sugar playdough in an airtight container or zip-top bag, but it won’t be as much fun to play with again and again.

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    Fun Things To Do With Edible Playdough

    Math Activities

    Turn your playdough into a counting activity and add dice! Roll and place the correct number of items on rolled-out playdough! Use buttons, beads, or small toys for counting. You could even make it a game, and the first one to 20 wins!

    Add number playdough stamps and pair them with the items to practice numbers 1-10 or 1-20.

    Make a sorting activity. Roll out the soft playdough into different circles. Next, mix up the items in a small container. Then, have the kids sort the items by color or size or type to the different playdough shapes using the tweezers!

    Practice Fine Motor Skills

    Mix small items into your ball of playdough and add a pair of kid-safe tweezers or tongs for them to find things with.

    Use kid-safe playdough scissors to practice cutting their playdough into pieces.

    Simply using cookie cutters to cut out shapes, which is great for little fingers!

    STEM Activities

    Turn your playdough into a STEM activity for the book Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss! Challenge your kids to roll up 10 apples out of playdough and stack them 10 apples tall! See more ideas for 10 Apples Up On Top here.

    Challenge kids to create different size playdough balls and put them in the correct order of size!

    Add toothpicks and roll up “mini balls” out of the playdough and use them along with the toothpicks to create 2D and 3D shapes and structures.

    Printable Playdough Mats

    You can find all of our printable playdough mats here or check out some of our favorites…

      • Bug Playdough Mat
      • Rainbow Playdough Mat
      • Recycling Playdough Mat
      • In the Garden Playdough Mat
      • Shape Playdough Mats
      • Weather Playdough Mats

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    More Fun Sensory Play Recipes

    Make kinetic sand that is moldable play sand for little hands.

    Homemade oobleck is easy with just 2 ingredients.

    Mix up some soft and moldable cloud dough.

    Find out how simple it is to color rice for sensory play.

    Try edible slime for a taste safe play experience.

    Of course, playdough with shaving foam is fun to try!

    Printable Playdough Recipes Pack

    If you want an easy-to-use printable resource for all of your favorite playdough recipes as well as exclusive (only available in this pack) playdough mats, grab our printable Playdough Project Pack!

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