As I was getting all weepy over the Christopher Robin trailer it occurred to me that I didn’t have a single Winnie The Pooh craft on the site. I’m a life-long Pooh fan, so obviously, this had to change. I decided to try making a batch of honey slime with real honey. My attempt garnered some surprising result. Instead of slime I made play dough. Homemade play dough made from honey is still a neat trick. After playing with it for a bit I discovered that even though the recipe created a totally dough-like consistency, it still oozed like slime. Crazy, right? It was totally dry to the touch, molded in your hands like dough, yet still oozed and settled like slime.
But enough about my experiment…how do you make your own homemade honey play dough? And how do you get a super cute Winnie The Pooh Jar to store it in? Follow along…
How To Make Honey Play Dough
To make your own honey play dough, you’ll need:
- Water (Optional)
- Yellow Food Coloring (Optional)
Did you notice that everything on the list is food safe? That means your honey play dough is totally edible, making it safe for little ones who might put it in their mouths.
In a bowl, combine one part honey and two parts cornstarch and stir. Continue to add additional cornstarch until a dough-like consistency is reached. It might be a bit sticky at first, but after a few seconds of working it with your hands, all stickiness should be gone. You can add additional corn starch if that doesn’t happen. You can also add a few drops of water to thin your honey if it’s needed.
Even though the honey and cornstarch reach a consistency that’s almost the exact same traditional play doh, as soon as you put it down it will start to ooze like slime.
The oozing process is slow, but it’s fun to watch. When it’s finished oozing, just pick it up and start to mold the dough again!
To get the color shown, I did add a few drops of yellow food coloring to the dough, but consider that optional.
You’ll want to store your honey play dough in an air-tight container when not in use. A Winnie the Pooh container is the perfect option. To make your own grab my Silhouette cut file and cut the face out of black vinyl.
No Silhouette? No problem! Grab the image above and cut out the vinyl by hand.
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