Edible Marshmallow Playdough? Yes, Please!

Playdough has been a staple in households and classrooms for generations. But traditional playdough isn’t exactly snack-friendly, which can be a concern for parents of younger children prone to putting things in their mouths. That’s where edible marshmallow playdough comes in! Not only is this fun concoction safe to eat, but it also adds an extra layer of sensory play by engaging the taste buds. 


  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Approximately 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds or until the marshmallows are puffy and expanded.
  2. Stir the mixture until smooth.
  3. Add a few drops of your chosen food coloring to the marshmallow mixture and mix until you achieve your desired color.
  4. Gradually mix in the cornstarch until the dough begins to form. You may need to adjust the amount of cornstarch to achieve the right consistency.
  5. Once cool enough to handle, knead the dough on a surface dusted with cornstarch. If the dough is still sticky, keep kneading in cornstarch until it’s smooth and pliable.
  6. Let your kids create to their heart’s content!