by contributing writer Colleen
I have a love-hate relationship with Play Doh.
- that my kids have fun with it.
- that it is great for sensory and imaginative play.
- that it works my little ones’ fine motor skills and finger/hand muscles.
- everything else about it.
- the mess.
- the little pieces that get all over.
- the dried and impossible-to-remove Play Doh that gets in the rug under the table no matter what precautions I take to have my kids keep it on the table.
This edible peanut butter play dough is one play dough I don’t mind though, and one that can do double duty as a sweet protein-packed snack. (Okay, is also pretty sugary, but once in awhile is okay, right?)
It takes three simple ingredients — peanut butter, honey, and powdered sugar — and some muscle power from your little helpers.
Call it a homeschool math lesson, and you’ll be the best. mom. ever.
Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup powdered sugar
1. Have your kiddos measure the ingredients and put them in a large mixing bowl.
2. Give them a wooden spoon and let them mix it all together. If it gets to be too tough to mix, have them use their hands — it’s play dough, after all. (Or you they could just forget the mixing all together and just eat it straight from the bowl like my little one did.)
3. Once the ingredients have all been incorporated, they’ll be left with a ball of peanut butter play dough. Break out the rolling pins, cookie cutters, and plastic knives, and let them play and eat until they’re tired of it (or wired from all the sugar).
You can store the play dough in the refrigerator for about a week and pull it out to play with from time to time.
Let me know if you give it a try — or if you have other ideas for edible play dough. I’d love to have some new rainy day activities to pull out with my kids.
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