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This edible playdough recipe is taste-safe for preschoolers and young children. It’s made with Nutella, and perfect for everyday use.
This homemade playdough recipe is not only a lot of fun to play with, but it’s tasty, too. While I don’t recommend eating a bunch of it, it is safe for little kids to play with since it’s made with food ingredients.
With it’s brown color, this playdough recipe is perfect for Halloween. Just provide your preschoolers with some fun Halloween cookie cutters and cupcake decorations, and you’re kids are all set for seasonal play.
Edible Playdough Recipe
Playdough is a good resource to have on hand with young children. Whether you use it within your home with your preschoolers or within your preschool classroom, playdough has many benefits.
First, it’s a great way to help preschoolers strengthen fine motor skills. They’ll strengthen arm muscles as they roll playdough into ropes and snakes. Pushing down cookie cutters is another arm strengthening activity that goes hand in hand with playdough.
Secondly, playing with playdough helps strengthen fine motor muscles in children’s fingers. As they grip cookie cutters or roll playdough into balls, their fingers get a little workout.
Lastly, decorating the Halloween playdough cutouts allows preschoolers to express their creativity. This activity is open-ended meaning there is no right or wrong way to play with the playdough.
What You’ll Need
- ½ cup Nutella Hazelnut Spread
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Mixing bowl
- Silicone spatula
- Wax paper (or other non-stick surface material for play)
- Optional: cookie cutters and sprinkles
What You’ll Do
In a mixing bowl, add the Nutella Hazelnut Spread. Add half of the powdered sugar to the bowl, and mix well with a silicone spatula.
Begin kneading the dough with your hands to incorporate the sugar fully into the dough. The dough will still be sticky at this point.
Add the remaining powdered sugar, and knead continuously until all the sugar is incorporated, and the dough is smooth and pliable, without being sticky.
Let the fun begin! Stretch it, smoosh it, cut it with cookie cutters, and best of all, eat it! The dough is 100% edible, and so tasty!
If the dough becomes too greasy/sticky after playing for a while, sprinkle additional powdered sugar, and knead again.
The Nutella Playdough can be kept for up to a week in the refrigerator. When ready to play, set out until it reaches room temperature, and then it’s ready for play again.
BOOKS ABOUT HALLOWEEN
Fill your book basket with a great collection of kids books about Halloween. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus – Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way.
Pete the Cat Trick or Treat – Pete loves Halloween and candy but not so much scary surprises. Follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating from house to house and discover what is waiting behind each door.
The Night Before Halloween – Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem. But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.
This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!