Edible Play Dough:
I’ve tried a lot of edible play dough recipes, but this is the best. My kids enjoy assisting me in making the play dough, and they will spend hours playing with it. If you store the play dough in a sealed container or a zip lock bag, it should keep for several days. The play dough is both entertaining and delicious to use. Play dough isn’t only helpful in improving fine motor skills; it’s also good for encouraging creativity.
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups powdered sugar
Combine the ingredients in a bowl. If it seems sticky, add more powdered sugar to achieve your desired consistency.
You can make this play dough with your kids because they can also eat it. Of course, you would want to instruct them that we don’t usually consume play dough. You may have them help you prepare the edible play dough so that they understand how unique this version is.
Store the play dough in an airtight sealed container or a ziplock bag.
Benefits of Play Dough:
Playing with play dough is not only fun for children, but it also has numerous benefits. For example, it helps strengthen hand muscles and improve pencil control. Additionally, because playing with play dough engages multiple senses, it is a great way to stimulate your child’s mind. They will love manipulating it, tugging on it, squeezing it, squashing it, molding it, rolling it, flattening it, chopping it, and so on. It requires hand-eye coordination, attention as well as creative imagination. While playing with play dough, you may witness your kid’s creative flare. It is also a therapeutic pastime that can help to relax your youngster. It promotes language and learning in reading comprehension, math calculation, and science understanding.
You can use a variety of objects to make play dough. You could want to add things like a rolling pin, scissors, animals, straws, string, toothpicks (older kids), buttons, cookie cutters, blocks, birthday candles, bottle caps, combs, plastic forks., leaves., rocks., pipe cleaners., wiggly eyes., shells., and paper clips.
If your kid is bored, give them some ideas for motivation: create food, animals, an ocean, and dirt and roll cars/trucks over it, make stick spaghetti with cookie cutters to make insects, and practice cutting with toys like Play-Doh or bottle caps, build structures/towers out of popsicle sticks, imprint toy animals on leaves, etc.
This activity can be done for as long as your child wants. It depends on their attention span. You may want to set a timer for 10-15 minutes to start and see how it goes from there.
If your child is having difficulty using the regular play dough, you can make it softer by adding more honey or peanut butter. If it’s too sticky, add more powdered sugar. You could also use a different type of nut butter if your child has a peanut allergy—other variations of this recipe call for substituting the honey with corn syrup or agave nectar.
Suppose you want to make a larger batch, double or triple the recipe. You could even make different colors by adding food coloring. Kool-Aid packets can also be used to add color and scent. Mix a little until you achieve your desired shade and smell.
This play dough is straightforward to make and requires only a few ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. It’s also less messy than traditional play dough because it doesn’t dry out as quickly. Plus, it’s edible, so there’s no need to worry about your child putting it in their mouth. Give it a try the next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids!
The next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, try making edible play dough! This play dough is straightforward to make and requires only a few ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. Plus, it’s less messy than traditional play dough because it doesn’t dry out as quickly. And since it’s edible, there’s no need to worry about your child putting it in their mouth. Give it a try the next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids!