Peeps Play Dough Recipe

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If your kids love Peeps and love play dough they will love this Peeps play dough recipe. Similar to our Peeps slime this play dough is made with sweet Peeps treats and is 100% safe for the youngest kids in your crew because it is 100% edible.

But if you’d rather avoid the sugar highs, turn your Peeps into play dough and have fun with them instead. While my kids would prefer to eat them all up, I like to put them to good use and turn them into a fun learning activity.

You can use play dough to write in and roll up your favorite letters or spell out your favorite words. The great part about using Peeps for this activity is that it gives you a reason to use up some of your Easter candy without the kids actually having to eat it all…but if they do want a taste, it’s totally fine, too!

Make sure to check out my Purple Peeps Slime Recipe as well or see more Easter Activities for Kids.

peeps play dough behind a yellow peeps candy

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Peeps Play Dough Recipe

Since we’ve told them all their lives to not play with their food…this is a one-time exception to do just the opposite of that.

We’re play dough fans in our house. We love playing with all types of play dough, all the time. It’s such a great fine motor activity as well as just really fun to play with.

The kids love being able to shape it, and mold it, and stretch it, and roll it and bounce it – and all the other fun things that you can do with play dough.

They’ve even learned a little bit of responsibility since they know that they have to be sure to store it properly as well so that it doesn’t dry out!

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Peeps Play Dough Recipe

Playing with play dough is always a good idea because it does have a lot of great benefits. Not only do the kids love the way that it feels but it helps them to be creative and work on their fine motor skills, too.

Plus, so many times I make play dough at home only to have it played with for a short amount of time and then forgotten…but when you make it and add in some candy like peeps, they tend to play with it longer than before.

Maybe it’s because it smells so good…or maybe it’s because they can take a bite off and have a snack without me knowing. But either way, it’s extending the time for them to play, getting them away and off screens and just overall having them use their imagination more than before.

Peeps Play Dough Ingredients

All you need are three simple ingredients to get started making your very own Peeps Play dough.

Peeps Yellow Marshmallow Chicks Easter Candy (Pack of 2)Peeps Yellow Marshmallow Chicks Easter Candy (Pack of 2)Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil, 32 OunceCrisco Pure Vegetable Oil, 32 OunceRumford Non-Gmo Corn Starch, 12 OunceRumford Non-Gmo Corn Starch, 12 Ounce

 

Peeps play dough directions

The directions are even super simple, too. This recipe for making homemade playdough is one that literally takes just minutes of time.

Let’s get ready to make our play dough. The kids are going to be so excited!

Place Peeps in a large microwave-safe bowl.

peeps candy

Microwave for 30 seconds allowing Peeps to fluff up. Then add in the oil and cornstarch.

We don’t want the Peeps to stick to our fingers do we?

rolling the play dough in flour

Stir until you have a thick puffy play dough. If the peeps play dough sticks to your hands dust it with a bit more cornstarch and knead it until smooth.

mixing the melted peeps

I get the kids to help me with this part and they like seeing the dough start to take form.

working the peeps

Then you end up with a nice fluffy Peeps play dough that your kids can use as they please.

rolling the peeps play dough

Ways to play with Peeps Play dough

My daughter likes to roll hers out and use them with her play dough cutters to make different shapes.

She likes to serve me delicious food that’s she’s made in her pretend kitchen. Playing with play dough is great for creative play and is the perfect way to get them interested and active in creating. Talk to them about how they

You can also have them work on rolling it out and seeing how long they can make it without breaking it. This is a fun challenge that the kids are always up for.

You can also challenge them to make shapes and even letters. We used to try to make letters and spell out various words when we were younger while we played with play dough and we always had a blast!

Whatever they want to do with it, let them use their imagination to make it happen. After all, they’re using this time to be creative and to have fun making their peeps. It’s a win-win scenerio that will result in potentially hours of imaginative play!

playing with peeps play dough

As you can see, you don’t have to have a ton of supplies when making play dough at home. Even though this might be a more unique recipe than you’re used to, it’s one that is perfect for Easter! Since everyone always gets Peeps for Easter, you know that you’re going to have some leftovers for this fun activity!

Make sure that you use different colored Peeps so that you can make different colors of the play dough! This is a fun way to incorporate new colors and new fun creative ideas.

They’re going to love the texture of this play dough and so will you! You just might find that you want to play with it and feel it, just like them! It has such a fun and cool texture!

peeps play dough behind a yellow peeps candy

Peeps Play Dough Recipe

They'll love this fun play dough recipe!

Materials

  • 4 2.5 oz packages of Peeps
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ¾ cup cornstarch

Instructions

The directions are even super simple, too. This recipe for making homemade playdough is one that literally takes just minutes of time.

Let's get ready to make our play dough. The kids are going to be so excited!

Place Peeps in a large microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave for 30 seconds allowing Peeps to fluff up. Then add in the oil and cornstarch.

We don't want the Peeps to stick to our fingers do we?

Stir until you have a thick puffy play dough. If the peeps play dough sticks to your hands dust it with a bit more cornstarch and knead it until smooth.

I get the kids to help me with this part and they like seeing the dough start to take form.

Then you end up with a nice fluffy Peeps play dough that your kids can use as they please.

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Unleash your child’s creativity with these recommended craft kits for Easter. Let them use their imagination while making their own artworks using these kits with cute bunnies and other Easter animals!

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More play dough and Peeps fun

You don’t have to be done with all the fun! We have so many other fun activities that you can do! Start with one and then try the others. It’s always a great way to have creative fun easily at home!

Purple Peep Slime

Citrus Fresh Play Dough

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