Cake Mix Edible Play Dough

Here is a fun and easy activity to do at home. With only a few ingredients you can make Cake Mix Edible Play Dough.

Follow along with Misha Deem, a local pediatric occupational therapist with Lyttle Fox Therapy. You will learn how to make this fun and easy play dough, and also learn some new sensory, fine/gross motor and developmental ADL skills.

The full recipe with a list of ingredients and instructions can be found below the video. Enjoy!

Yield: One Batch

Cake Mix Edible Play Dough

How to Make Cake Mix edible play dough

This edible play-dough is easy to make and can provide hours of fun.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 Box of White Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (or more to taste)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Combine Cake Mix and oil in a large bowl
  2. Mix using a big spoon and your hands. You can also use a stand mixer. Use helper hands to hold the bowl. Pour slowly and always keep an eye on your hands.
  3. Add Cornstarch to the Bowl
  4. Mix well using a spoon and hands
  5. Add in powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time and mix until it feels like you want it to feel.
  6. Make balls into cupcake tins, use candles or pipe cleaners, sprinkles or glitter, and a button or real cherries on top
  7. Play and have fun! Don't worry if you lick your fingers!


Use your imagination to add some fun!

More About Misha Deem

I am a pediatric Occupational therapist at Lyttle Fox Therapy in Mt Juliet. I have an amazing husband, a daughter in musical theatre and we are outdoor adventurists. I love our community, our clinic, and the kids and strong families in which I am blessed to be a small part of their journey.

The kids inspire me to reach higher; to be more creative, more therapeutic, and to think far outside the box of our versatile yet challenging world in which we share together!

I hope I can bring a taste of OT to your world for a few minutes; combining sensory stimulating fun with fine/gross motor and developmental ADL skills.

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Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

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