Am I the only mom who hides the playdough?
I seriously do not like it! I don’t like the smell, feeling, and the mess it creates. Especially, with Kenny being so small, I am always scared he is going to eat it.
So I spent a couple hours on Saturday night trying to find an alternative for the original playdough. Well, let me tell you, it was fun!
Hailey and I did a trial and error but we finally found something that worked. The best part is that we didn’t have to leave the house. The ingredients were super easy to find in our pantry. We made Marshmallow Playdough. And because Easter is so close we decided to use the neon colors. It was a blast!
Prepare to have fun and make memories with your little ones.
2 (17.5 oz) bags of Jet Puffed S’mores Marshmallows
Food coloring of your choice
For each color I used 6 marshmallows, 2 Tbsp of coconut oil, 8 drops of food coloring, and 8-10 Tbsp of corn starch.
In a microwave safe bowl place the marshmallows, coconut oil, and 2 tbsp of corn starch. Place the corn starch and coconut oil in separate piles on in the bowl. Try not to mix together because the food coloring will be hard to mix in once it touches the corn starch.
Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take out and pour 8 drops of the first color you would like to use. Try to place the drops on the marshmallows. It will mix a lot easier.
Slowly combine all the ingredients together. As you mix, the marshmallows will start to get sticky. Start mixing in the rest of the corn starch. Add one Tbsp at a time so that you can control the consistency. I would start mixing with a spoon but eventually you will have to use your hands to really mix in the corn starch.
Once you reach a good consistency, place the playdough on parchment paper or on a plate. Allow it to cool down for 10-15 minutes before allowing the kids to play. Repeat the steps for the different colors you would like to add.
We suggest playing on parchment paper or a non-stick surface.
Also you can leave out the playdough and it will not harden!
Make sure to include the kiddos in the process, they will find it fascinating.
The consistency will NOT be like actual playdough so do not try to achieve it.
Remember it is marshmallows, so it will be a little bit sticky.
Have fun, and let us know how it turned out!