When I was growing up, my mom used to make Peanut Butter Play Dough for my siblings and me. It was a fun activity because you could play with it like regular Play-Doh but then you could also snack on it. This is a very easy recipe and can be made within minutes. You can keep it refrigerated and then bring it out about 15 minutes before playtime so that it can come back to room temperature. It tastes delicious too!
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Play-Doh is such a fun activity for kids. You can roll, cut, mold, shape and so much more. Many parents have had to stop their kids from eating it though. That’s why Peanut Butter Play Dough is so amazing! You can play with it AND eat it. This is not an allergy-friendly recipe but could be modified to accommodate. The recipe only has 4 ingredients and can be played with for many days in a row. But only if you can keep from eating it all after the first day!
This recipe is not recommended for ages under 2 because of the honey. Here are some items that will help with making this recipe/activity.
- 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 cup Dried Milk
- 1/4 cup Honey
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. You can start by mixing with a spoon and then when it is almost ready, switch to mixing with your hands. You don’t want to start mixing with your hands because the peanut butter will be very sticky, to begin with. The large ball of dough can be separated to give multiple children a ball to play with. Store the play dough in the fridge in airtight bags, plastic wrap or container.
When removing the dough from the fridge, let it sit out for about 15-20 minutes to let it come back to room temperature.
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This kid-friendly activity has been a favorite of mine since childhood. There are a few variations of this recipe. I like this recipe that RealLifeDinner.com has compiled from other recipes. I am always on the look-out for activities to keep my preschoolers busy. This one is easy, not that messy and yummy!
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