Marshmallow Dough Recipe

If you are in need of a quick and fun activity this marshmallow dough might be just the thing for you! You most likely have most (if not all) of the ingredients right in your pantry, too!

Marshmallow Dough
Play dough made from marshmallows - now that's just too fun! I can only imagine how this feels! {Taste-safe & ready in minutes!}


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I love that Rosie and Jewel could make this play dough themselves and then play with it!  Marshmallow dough is taste-safe, making it a great option for small children.  It also only takes minutes to prepare!

Marshmallow Dough Recipe (per color)
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 3+ tbsp of corn starch
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (Other oils will also work)
  • Food coloring (Several drops)
Note:  You will also need a microwave

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

Method
  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat until the marshmallows expand (roughly 30 seconds)
Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

  • Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, and combine the ingredients as much as you can using a spoon.  Then, once the ingredients are cool enough finish mixing and kneading the dough together with your hands.  Add more cornstarch as needed.
Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

  • After a bit of mixing you will have the most delightfully squishy and stretchy play dough!  If the dough is at all sticky simply add more corn starch and mix it in.  I needed to use quite a bit of cornstarch to get rid of the stickiness from a few of the batches I made.  Repeat the above steps for each color of play dough you wish to make
Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

Marshmallow dough smells amazing and is so fun!

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

It has a delightful, silky texture

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

And I love that it is taste-safe.  Rosie and Jewel enjoyed sampling the homemade play dough they made themselves

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

 but they definitely loved playing with it more!

Marshmallow Dough - a quick & fun activity, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry!

Since this is our first time making this play recipe I am not really sure how long it will last, but I wouldn't imagine keeping it longer than a day or two.  Have fun!

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Marshmallow Dough - the most delightfully squishy and fluffy play dough, and you likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry! {Taste-safe!}

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