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Taste-Safe Banana Pudding Minions Play Dough Recipe - Just Two Simple Ingredients + It Smells AMAZING!

This taste-safe banana pudding Minions play dough recipe smells AMAZING. My two little ones absolutely adore playing and creating with it, and the DIY Minions storage containers only add to the fun! It only requires two simple ingredients, and for those of you who have curious toddlers - it's completely taste-test safe.

Hi friends, how have you been? The summer seems to have gone by in a blink! As we wind down, and get ready for a new school year, I'm reaching into my bag of tricks to keep everyone busy and occupied during these last few lazy days. We hit the movie theater with the kids a few times this summer. While we loved all 3 movies that we saw this summer, I think it's safe to say that my kids all went completely crazy for Despicable Me 3! OK,truth? I kinda did too. We all completely agree that it was the very best movie in the Despicable Me movie trilogy! In celebration of our favorite summer movie, I put together this simple Taste-Safe Banana Pudding Minions Play Dough Recipe (because what do Minions love more than bananas?!)

Make your own Taste-Safe Banana Pudding Minions Play Dough with my recipe, below.

Taste-Safe Banana Pudding Minions Play Dough Recipe 

Recipe yields: about 4 cups of play dough

What you'll need:
For the play dough
  • whisk
  • large mixing bowl
  • 1 3.4 ounce package of instant banana pudding
  • 2 cups milk (refer to pudding package instructions varies depending on brand/size of package)
  • 4 cups cornstarch
  • Yellow food coloring

For the DIY Minions Storage Container
  • googly eyes
  • permanent marker
  • tin foil
  • glue
  • Ziploc storage containers (we were able to fill 3 to the top with our play dough recipe)

How to:

For the play dough

  • Make banana instant pudding (according to package instructions
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cornstarch slowing (mixing / kneading in about a cup at a time) with the prepared banana instant pudding. Once all of the cornstarch has been successfully combined your play dough should have a silky smooth texture.
  • Form your play dough into a ball. Add 5-6 drops yellow food coloring. Knead/combine well until your play dough is even in color (bright yellow - just like a minion!)
For the DIY Minions Storage Container.

  • Wrap Tin Foil around small googly eyes (or one big googly eye - see images above and below) to make the Minion's "goggles".
  • Glue foil wrapped googly eyes (or eye) to Ziploc storage container (make sure the blue lid is facing down so it resembles the top of the Minions overalls- refer to images above and below)
  • Use a permanent maker to add tufts of hair and a smile to your Minion's face.
  • Add your bright yellow banana pudding Minions play dough to your DIY Minions storage containers. Store your banana pudding play dough in your DIY Minions storage containers in the refrigerator when not in use. This banana pudding play dough recipe stays good in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

Play, create and ENJOY! These would make adorable birthday party favors OR this could be a fun party craft to do with the kids at a Despicable Me / Minions themed birthday party!