Make this edible marshmallow play dough with your kids – it’s finger-licking good!

This edible marshmallow play dough from the hilarious queen of DIY, Suzelle, is so much fun to play with and it’s safe for kids to eat too. You can squash it like a stress ball, sculpt it like play dough and stretch it like slime. In her first cookbook, SuzelleDIY- Recipes, she says she wouldn’t advise eating a lot of it, but if you want a nibble while you’re playing, it’s 100% edible!

It works for us!

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Here’s how to make marshmallow play dough


* Makes 1 small ball of dough

  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 8 -12 drops liquid food colouring (multiple colours)
  • 1 cup cornstarch


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the marshmallows and coconut oil. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds, or until the marshmallows puff up slightly.
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring to the marshmallows, and mix well until combined.
  3. Add 1/3 cup of cornstarch and stir to combine. Keep mixing and adding cornstarch as you go.
  4. When the dough becomes too difficult to stir with a spoon or spatula, knead it by hand. Be careful! Allow the mixture to cool until it can be handled comfortably, because it may be hot.
  5. Knead the dough on a surface that has been dusted with cornstarch until all the ingredients are completely combined and the colour is even throughout.
  6. If your dough is too sticky, add a little more cornstarch, 1 teaspoon at a time. You can also add a little more coconut oil.

Suzelle’s tips and tricks:

  • Coat your hands with a bit of coconut oil to keep the dough from sticking. You can tape some baking paper to the table or play with it on a silicon baking mat.
  • Be careful if you have a light-coloured table or countertop because the food colouring might stain light-coloured surfaces.

* Recipe used with permission from SuzelleDIY – Recipes (2018), published by Jacana Media. Available at Exclusive Books.

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