oatmeal playdough

Hello!  Today’s project is simple and a bit messy–my favorite: Edible Oatmeal Playdough.  Today’s Edible Oatmeal Playdough is the first of many weekly kid’s crafts I hope to have on this blog, posting one each Tuesday.  I have resolved, among other things, to make my family and my kids a greater part of this blog.  I love stitching and sewing, but I want to do at least one project each week that the kids can be part of making or using.  I am blessed with two children that LOVE to be in the kitchen with me and LOVE to paint, craft, and create, so I need to take advantage of that!

Also, it’s winter, and the cold front that has moved in here in Minnesota is intense.  Yesterday we had a HIGH of -13.  With temps like that, there is no way we can leave the house, so instead of driving each other crazy, I have resolved to make our own fun.  And, the great thing about this play-dough is that I (almost) guarantee that you already have everything on hand to make this playdough, perfect for those days when the weather shifts and you are unexpected stuck inside.

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Edible Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of Flour
  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Water

Simply, mix the ingredients together.  Then, use a little extra flour to kneed together into dough.

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This edible oatmeal play-dough was a total lifesaver.  It had been one of those days–you know what I’m taking about.  By the time the kids went down for naps we had already exhausted all the toys in the house, and driven each other totally nuts.  I was dreading the post-nap, pre-dinner time.  We needed a distraction, we needed something new and fun, even though there was no getting out of the house.

The kids had a lot of fun with this edible playdough, and it’s a good thing it was edible, since Bernadette still has to put everything into her mouth.  Also, instead of pulling out the regular play-dough tools, I let the kids use kitchen utensils, which they love to play with as it is.


The only draw-back of this playdough is that it is a little flaky and makes a bit of a mess, although not terrible.  It is certainly not as soft as some playdoughs and has a pretty short life.  But, when you are trapped in the house and can pull a few simple ingredients out of your pantry to make a hour or two of fun, that is a major win.

Thanks for being here!  Gus and Bernadette will be back with another kid’s craft next week!

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