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Peeps Playdough

This Peeps Playdough recipe is a fun twist on regular playdough. You can use different Peeps colors to achieve different colored dough. If you have extra Peeps on hand after Easter, this is a fun sensory activity you can use them for!

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Peeps Playdough Recipe

You only need a few ingredients, and it’s easy to make this Easter peeps playdough. The Peeps give the playdough color, so you don’t need food coloring to dye the dough.

Edible Peeps Playdough

Note

There are a few things to note about this playdough.

If you have never made playdough before, do not attempt this one first. Try our traditional playdough recipe or cloud dough first.

This is a fun activity for Easter but because it’s made from marshmallow, it can become sticky when playing with it and it doesn’t last as long as traditional playdough. This is fun to try once and especially around Easter time. And kids will love seeing the marshmallows get bigger before mixing them into a dough.

  • This playdough is a lot more sticky than regular playdough. Keep adding cornstarch to the dough if it is sticking to your hands. You can also sprinkle some cornstarch down on your playing surface to prevent it from sticking to the table.
  • The next day, the dough will turn hard. You can reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it up again.
  • If you’re looking for a dough you can keep for longer, try our regular playdough recipe. 

What we love about this homemade Peeps playdough is that it’s taste-safe and edible. We don’t recommend eating it, however if a child does try to taste it, it is non-toxic.

As always, be sure to supervise the activity and do not allow children under 3 or children who put things in their mouths to play with it.

Making Playdough with Peeps

Ingredients Needed

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Coconut oil
  • Peeps – You will need 5 Peeps bunnies per color. If using the Peeps chicks instead of the bunnies, you will need 6 Peeps (they are a little smaller than the Peeps bunnies).
Easter Playdough made with Peeps

How to Store Peeps Playdough

Keep the playdough in an airtight container. Wrap in plastic wrap first and then place inside a bag and get any excess air out. The dough will turn hard the next day, but you can reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds to make it soft again. Let it cool before playing with it again as it will be hot to touch.

How long does Peeps playdough last?

The dough should keep for at least a week. After that, we recommend putting it in your green bin.

How do you make Peeps playdough soft again?

Reheat the dough in the microwave for 10 seconds to make it soft again. Let it cool before playing with it again as it will be hot to touch.

Easter Peeps Playdough

How to Make Peeps Playdough

Note: Adults should microwave the coconut oil and marshmallows. Get your kids involved by having them mix the ingredients, under supervision. Use a spoon to mix and be careful not to touch the oil or Peeps when still hot.

1. Melt Coconut Oil

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl until it becomes liquid.

This usually takes about 30 seconds in the microwave. Be careful not to touch the oil when still hot.

Melt Coconut Oil

2. Microwave the Peeps

Take 5 peeps of the same color and remove the chocolate eyes. If using the Peeps chicks, use 6 chicks (they are slightly smaller than the bunnies).

Remove Chocolate eyes

Place the peeps in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds to soften them.

This is the fun part for kids! Kids will love to see the Peeps expand and get bigger.

Microwave Peeps

3. Add Cornstarch

Add 4 tablespoons of cornstarch to the melted coconut oil and softened peeps.

Kids can help mix the dough at the point but make sure the Peeps and oil are not hot.

Add Cornstarch to Peeps

4. Mix and Form Dough

Mix everything together until it starts forming a ball. It will still be very sticky at this stage.

Add 1 additional tablespoon of cornstarch and continue mixing until it forms a dough-like consistency.

Mix together cornstarch

5. Knead the Playdough

Sprinkle some cornstarch on your work surface to prevent sticking.

Transfer the dough onto the surface and knead it until smooth.

You may need to sprinkle more cornstarch to keep it from sticking to your hands when playing.

Knead Peeps Playdough

6. Roll out the Dough

Once the dough is smooth and pliable, roll it out into the desired shape.

Repeat these steps for each color of playdough you want to make.

Then kids can use cookie cutters and rolling pins to play with it!

Homemade Peeps Playdough

Note – if the dough becomes sticky again after playing with it, just sprinkle a bit more cornstarch and knead in. The dough will become hard after one day, but you can reheat it in the microwave for 10 seconds to make it soft again. Make sure to let it cool before playing with it as it will be very hot to touch.

Print the recipe here!

Peeps Playdough Recipe
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Peeps Playdough

A taste-safe Peeps playdough recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Kneading5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 Peeps *Use 6 chick peeps if not using the bunnies.
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl until it becomes liquid.
    This usually takes about 30 seconds in the microwave. Be careful not to touch the oil when still hot.
  • Take 5 peeps of the same color and remove the chocolate eyes. If using the Peeps chicks, use 6 chicks (they are slightly smaller than the bunnies).
  • Place the peeps in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds to soften them.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of cornstarch to the melted coconut oil and softened peeps.
  • Mix everything together until it starts forming a ball. It will still be very sticky at this stage.
  • Add 1 additional tablespoon of cornstarch and continue mixing until it forms a dough-like consistency.
  • Sprinkle some cornstarch on your work surface to prevent sticking.
    Transfer the dough onto the surface and knead it until smooth.
  • Once the dough is smooth and pliable, roll it out into the desired shape.

Notes

  • Repeat these steps for each color of playdough you want to make.
  • You may need to sprinkle more cornstarch to keep it from sticking to your hands when playing.
  • If the dough gets hard after a day, place in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it again. 

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