If you haven’t noticed yet, I am a huge fan of easy do-it-yourself projects that utilize things most already have in their own homes.
A big part of do-it-yourself projects for me is to save money. If I have to buy a special ingredient, then most of the time it’s not really saving me any money.
This marshmallow play-dough recipe utilizes ingredients you most likely already in your house and it super easy. You can make this play-dough very quickly using your microwave. It’s also completely edible and smells delicious too. Lets get started!
- Large Marshmallows
- Corn Starch
- Cooking Oil (I used coconut oil since I had this on hand – but regular cooking oil works great too)
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Combine 6 marshmallows (cut in 4’s), 3TBS of oil and 2 TBS of corn starch in a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat on high for about 1 minute (the goal is to puff up the marshmallows)
- Add in a couple drops of food colourig if wanted and STIR, STIR, STIR. Using
your hands helps to get it all mixed well faster. Just make sure you stir in the food colouring well first so none get on your
- Store it in air tight containers, or zip-lock bags to prevent it from drying out.
And that’s it. The food colouring doesn’t come off once it’s mixed in if you are worried about your little one’s hands or your table top. But do know this play-dough is really hard to separate if the colours are mixed.
Tips – Depending on the oil you are using you may need to add in small amounts of more corn starch or oil. A little goes a very long way. The oil is to make it more playable and stretchy. The corn starch is to make it less sticky. So if you want the play-dough to have more stretch, add in a couple drops of oil. If you find it too sticky, add in a couple pinches of corn starch.
Make one colour at a time. I tried making enough for 4 colours all at once, and it didn’t have the right consistency. It was very sticky, and very messy. Learn from my mistake.
You can also use a double boiler to make this recipe.