Sensory play not only involves the hands, it can also involve taste as well! Make our simple edible peanut butter playdough for a fun treat and play idea in one. We don’t often make play ideas we can also eat but here we were challenged to make and enjoy an edible sensory dough! Quick and easy this playdough with 3 ingredients is sure to be a favorite with the kiddos.
Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe
Note: This recipe contains peanuts and is not appropriate for kids allergic in any way to peanuts and peanut butter or honey.
Benefits of Edible Play Dough Recipes
Edible play dough recipes offer numerous benefits for young kids, making them a fun and safe alternative to traditional play dough. Here are some of the advantages:
Safety: Edible play dough is made from non-toxic, food ingredients, so it is safe for young kids even if they accidentally eat it. I do not recommend encouraging kids to eat a large portion of edible play dough.
Creativity and Imagination: Like regular play dough, edible versions encourage creativity and imaginative play. Kids can mold, shape, and create various objects, fostering artistic skills.
Sensory Development: Playing with edible play dough engages multiple senses, including touch, sight, and smell. This sensory stimulation can aid in developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Exploration of Textures and Tastes: Edible play dough recipes often involve different textures and flavors. Kids can experience various tastes while playing, which can help them become more comfortable with different foods and textures.
Learning Opportunities: Using edible play dough can be an educational experience. You can incorporate counting, color recognition, or even basic math concepts during playtime.
Stress Relief: Playing with play dough can be a calming and soothing activity for kids, helping with self-regulation.
Social Interaction: Edible play dough is an excellent tool for group play, encouraging social interaction and cooperation among kids.
Bonding Time: Making edible play dough together can be a fun and interactive activity for adults and kids, promoting bonding and communication.
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Remember to avoid any allergens when making edible play dough. Additionally, always supervise young children during playtime to ensure their safety and avoid any choking hazards.
Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe
I made edible play dough with items we already had in the pantry since I wasn’t sure how well it would be received. So easy, and yes, we did have an envelope of dry milk or two in the cupboard! Edible Peanut Butter Playdough here we come!
YOU WILL NEED
- One 18 oz jar of smooth or creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup powdered milk
- 6 tablespoons honey
HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER PLAY DOUGH
Add the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well. You may need to add more dry milk if the consistency is too sticky to play with.
Tip: We put our peanut butter playdough in the fridge for an hour or so to firm it up.
Peanut Butter Playdough Invitation To Play
Here was our invitation to play with edible peanut butter play dough. What a great sensory play idea! Taste, touch, and smell with this fun homemade dough- almost like making cookies.
Add some more snack ingredients and different types of cookie cutters (mason jar lids).
I wanted him to feel this fantastic peanut butter play dough! He got right in it with his hands and pulled it all out.
He tasted, touched, and smelled. He was excited to squish, poke, and mold it. He also enjoyed adding raisins and pretzels.
Although this edible playdough was good for us to try out and excite the senses, the play was short-lived! We had some laughs, and we all enjoyed feeling it and trying it out to see what we could do with it. I am glad I went frugal; it makes trying something new like this peanut butter playdough a little easier to try.
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