Homemade allergy free edible play dough

We had some little friends over for a play date and I wanted to surprise them with some homemade edible play dough. All the recipes I found online had various unhealthy or high-allergy components: peanut butter, powdered milk, white sugar.

I wanted to make a batch of easy no-allergy play dough, so I opened a jar of Sun Butter and added some maple syrup and some arrowroot powder to it. What I liked about this play dough the most was the fact that it felt just like regular play dough. It was moldable! Store this dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*If you’d like to add color to this play dough, please read about the artificial colors and do add the natural ones. This article lists many options on how to color food naturally.

No Allergy Edible Play Dough


1 cup sunflower seed butter (Sun Butter Spread)

1/3 cup maple syrup

2/3 cup arrowroot powder ( or organic corn starch)


Mix all ingredients together and play.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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2 Responses to No Allergy Edible Play Dough

  1. Olga says:

    Is 10 months too young to try this recipe and what can i subsitute maple syrup with?

    • AnastasiaHalldin says:

      Olga, maybe wait until 12 months, as you don’t want a little baby ingesting too much sweets and sunflower seed butter. The only thing that would work as well as maple syrup is honey, because you need it to be sticky.

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