How to make Marshmallow Play Dough!

How to make Marshmallow Play Dough!

At ARTventurers we LOVE playdough – it’s super easy to make and it’s GREAT fun to play with….just think about how all of that squishing and squidging and modelling, cutting and creating can help to develop fine and gross motor skills and aid coordination as well as firing up little imaginations!

Try this fab marshmallow playdough recipe – playdough with a twist! It’s a bit like fondant icing, smells GORGEOUS and is super stretchy too! Plus all of the ingredients are edible – though please make sure you supervise small children playing with it at all times!

Full recipe and “how to below”



You’ll need :

(makes one large ball)

Half a tablespoon of coconut oil

15 large marshmallows

Food colour

Half a cup of cornflour

Half a cup of flour (plus a bit more if needed!)


Heat the coconut oil gently then add the marshmallows to the pan

Stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted right down – this does take a little time but keep stirring otherwise they’ll start to stick to the pan!

Add a few drops of food colouring and stir in

Add and fold in half a cup of cornflour

Then add and fold in half a cup of flour

You might find if it’s still a bit sticky and running that you need to add a bit more flour at this stage – fold in some more flour until it starts to form a dough and come away from the sides of the pan

Place onto a lightly floured board and let it cool down

Knead well until it’s the a fondant-icing type dough and ready to play!


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