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Edible Peppermint Stretchy Playdough Recipe

Kids will have fun with this Edible Peppermint Stretchy Playdough Recipe that uses Jello! It’s so fun and stretchy!
Edible Peppermint Stretchy Playdough Recipe - this homemade playdough recipe without cream of tartar uses Jello! It is the BEST, so easy, stretchy, and no cook! AND it is EDIBLE! Plus it has a wonderful candy cane scent make it a wonderful Christmas activity for kids toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and more.
My daughter has always been a play dough lover. She can spend hours spreading, molding, stretching and forming with play dough. We’ve made play dough so many times we’ve got it down pat, but sometimes it gets boring making the same old play dough. So I had to find a way to mix it up a little. This Edible Peppermint Stretchy Play Dough Recipe is our new favorite!
We have tried this version of play dough a few times and loved it every time. It is not your average play dough recipe. It is still moldable and pliable like typical play dough but it is also stretchy like slime. It is fabulous! This time we decided to make peppermint scented and candy cane colored. And it’s edible! It’s PERFECT for winter!

Edible Peppermint Stretchy Playdough Recipe

This Edible Peppermint Stretchy Playdough Recipe is sure to be a new favorite play dough recipe that is perfect for a Christmas activity.
jello, corn starch, and peppermint extract DIY playdough
  • ¼ Cup of Instant Jello Mix, we used white chocolate
  • 1 Cup of Corn Starch
  • ¼ Cup + More Water
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Peppermint Extract
mix together chocolate pudding, cornstarch, water, and peppermint extract
Mix the instant jello mix and corn starch together. Begin adding water. I started by mixing ¼ of cup of water into the dry mixture. Before mixing I added a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix well. When all ingredients are mixed together, you can mix with hands.
We separated the dough ball into two pieces. On the second piece I created a well in the dough ball. I dropped two drops of red gel food coloring into the well. If you don’t have gel food coloring, regular is fine- just use a few more drops.

Mix this with your hands, kneading it within it self.
(I didn’t mix it completely in because eventually it will mix in while it’s being played with).
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The peppermint extract will not only smell amazing, but is safe for tasting too!
HINT: If dough is too dry, add more water. Mix until stretchy and solid. If dough is too sticky, add more cornstarch. Mix until stretchy and solid.
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We didn’t ‘mix’ the red ball and the white ball together but sort of stretched it together so it mimiced a candy cane. How fun!?! All that is left to do is play.
This is such a fantastic sensory experience. The colors, the textrue and the wonderful scent. It is fabulous!


Additional Ideas


As we were making the peppermint scented play dough I was thinking how awesome it would be for winter party treat bags. Whether this is a winter birthday party or even a classroom party.
This would also be perfect to combine with winter themed play dough mats.

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About the author


Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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