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Edible Candy Corn Playdough

Calling all Candy Corn lovers and dislikers: if you are looking for something to do with your Candy Corn, here’s a fun activity that uses the corn to make playdough! This playdough is edible and the fun you can have with your new playdough is endless!


-2 cups of Candy Corn

-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

-1 tablespoon of water

-powdered sugar

-glass bowl

-stir stick

-measuring cups and spoon


Activity Steps:

Step 1: Gathering Materials

For this super fun activity, you are going to start by gathering all the materials listed above. Then, find a clean workspace where you can mix your ingredients. A later step will ask you to knead the dough on a flat surface, so I recommend cleaning the surface you will be working on with soap and water or another cleaner with the help of a parent or guardian!

Step 2: Mixing Supplies

Next, you are going to grab the glass bowl. This bowl should be big enough to include all the ingredients, so keep that in mind. Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of water, and 2 cups of candy corn into the bowl and mix.

Step 3: Microwave

Now, take the glass bowl, very carefully, and put it in the microwave with the help of an adult or supervision, if needed. Microwave the bowl for 30 seconds and take the bowl out, but keep in mind that the bowl may be hot. Stir the ingredients together as best as you can before microwaving for another 30 seconds. Repeat this step until the candy corn is completely melted and the ingredients are mixed.

Step 4: Kneading the Dough

After the ingredients are melted and mixed, allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes. Cover your flat surface with powdered sugar and then pour the melted candy corn on top. Now, be prepared to get your hands a little messy because we are going to knead the dough! To do this, push the dough away from you with the heel of your hand. Then, pull the front half of the dough back towards you with your fingers to fold it in half. Repeat these steps 10 times, or until the dough is solid. If the dough is sticky, add more powdered sugar. Don’t worry- everything can be easily cleaned up with paper towels and water!

Step 5: Cleaning up

After you are done kneading the dough, you are left with some fun orange playdough! Please remember to clean up your materials and wipe down the surfaces you worked on as this activity can get messy.

Step 6: Enjoy!

After your materials and workspace are cleaned up, you should enjoy your new creation! Some ideas to play with your playdough include making different shapes, creating foods and playing pretend restaurant, making a pumpkin or some fall leaves, the possibilities are endless! Don’t forget, this playdough is edible and you can eat while you play! Enjoy and have fun!

~Made by Desirae W.

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