Peeps Play Dough Recipe

We had so much fun creating a no cook, edible recipe for our Nutella play dough!  We wanted to experiment with other edible dough which happens to be the theme for this month in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series.  With Easter approaching, we created a recipe for marshmallow Peeps play dough!


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For our recipe, you will need a package of Peeps (Don't worry, there will be extra to eat!), corn starch, oil, and water.


We began by melting 8 marshmallow Peeps in the microwave for 45 seconds with 1 teaspoon of water.  My preschooler counted out the candy.

Who doesn't love microwaving Peeps?  It's a childhood rite of passage.


Some Peeps lost their eyes in the melting process.  How tragic, but it's for a good cause (and you can also find the remaining eyes in the dough later as you play with it (I never thought I'd type that sentence.))!  After they were melted, we added a teaspoon of oil.  This helps the melted marshmallow come out of the microwave save bowl.   


Stir to loosen the mixture, but leave it in the bowl to cool.


Meanwhile, add 1/3 to 1/2 corn starch to a different bowl.

E loved this part because the corn starch POOFED up all over her when she plopped it in.  She loves helping in the kitchen!


Press the corn starch down into the bowl.


Add the melted marshmallow Peep mixture and fold in the corn starch.



You and your kids will want to get your hands in at this point (which is great fine motor exercise) but make sure the hands are well coated in corn starch first!  It's sticky!


At this point the dough is sticky and stretchy like chewed bubble gum.  Add a bit more corn starch if you need to but keep mixing and folding until the dough no longer sticks to your hands (too much)!


Coat your work surface with more corn starch before you play!  E loved rolling out little play dough "snakes."


Our twist on the 12 Months of Sensory Dough series is always literacy.  We added letter confetti. Obviously at this point the dough was no longer edible. 


We put a letter on each piece of play dough creating letter manipulatives to spell sight words.


We also spelled family members' names (including our cat, Bean).


Before E ate the leftover Peeps we checked them out on our mirror box!



We hope you enjoy our recipe for edible Peeps play dough.  If you make your own, we'd love to see it on the Still Playing School Facebook page!  We tried purple and pink but I'd love to see green and blue and yellow!





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22 comments :

  1. Cool idea! And I love your sense of humor in this post!

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  2. I'm not sure we'll get past the microwaving. At which point, I will automatically add rice krispies... we'll try!

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    1. That sounds equally as fun and tempting!

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  3. FUN!! MB would love this! I love all the literacy elements you did with it too! What a great time!

    How weird is it that I've never microwaved peeps? I must also try doing (and tasting) that too!

    (PS.. I'm not sure what's up with my deleted comment above... I don't remember deleting but I did walk away to get more coffee with a toddler near the keyboard, when I came back it was on a weird screen and when I clicked back it said my content was deleted)

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    1. I guess several people haven't microwaved Peeps but we loved trying it growing up because they get HUGE!

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  4. This sounds like fun! Never had a peeps in my life, this gives me an excuse to try them ;)

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    1. Yes, if you don't like them to eat plain, you can play!

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  5. This is so awesome! I love how you made little letter manipulatives too. I am one of the rare people who has never microwaved a peep. I think I need to add that to my to-do list this week. Haha!

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    1. Definitely try it and let me know what you think!

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  6. What a great recipe! Off to share:)

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  7. Hi im live in the uk so not sure what peeps are:( are normal marshmallows just as good when trying out this recipe? X

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    1. Yes, regular marshmallows should work just fine as well!

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  8. How long will the peep play dough keep? Could I make it ahead an hour and I would be good for a class to play with?

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    1. You could definitely make ahead! We refrigerated ours and it got quite hard but softened up when it was room temperature again.

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  9. I love this idea but I am not sure we would ever have any peeps to do this with, we eat them too fast

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  10. What fun play dough! I love this and we may need to try it yet this season.

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  11. So fun! Pinned to use this weekend.

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  12. My grand kids will have fun with this. Thanks!

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