Do your kids like to eat while they craft? Then these edible play dough recipes might come in handy. We've included several options...each with your younger crafters in mind.
Check out these ideas...and ENJOY!
***z-googleleftalign300x250.shtml***The following recipes provide you with some easy crafts for your younger child.
The great thing about a play dough recipe activity is that it allows children to experience different textures and use four out of their five senses. Encourage creativity by putting out cookie cutters, little bowls, lids from jars, measuring spoons... and add to their fun by giving them Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, colored cake decorating sprinkles/dots, chocolate chips, ice cream cones and animal crackers.
Before you begin, cover your work surface with waxed paper or a plastic tablecloth and let the children have a good time!
Please Note: These recipes contain peanut butter. If you are unsure if a child in your care is allergic to peanuts or not, do not use the recipes in this collection.
Peanut Butter/Graham Cracker Play Dough
Equal amounts of Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Cream
First, have the children wash their hands before beginning so they can safely lick their fingers during this project.
Allow children to crumble up graham crackers into crumbs, then set these aside. Let them have just a little touch of the Marshmallow Cream and a little touch of peanut butter to feel the different textures and to lick off their fingers.
Mix the peanut butter and marshmallow cream together and have the children notice the change in texture. Cover surface area with wax paper or use a breadboard, let children make into shapes. Roll shapes in Graham Cracker crumbs, then eat!
HINT: When not in use this MUST be stored in an airtight container.
Peanut Butter Play Dough
One 18-oz. jar creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup non-fat dry milk
Mix ingredients together
Knead it with fingers, forming into desired shapes
Add other foods like M&M's or peanuts for eyes, mouths, etc.
HINT: When not using this homemade play dough recipe, it MUST be stored in an airtight container.
Girl Scout Peanut Butter Play Dough
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, using your hands.
This edible play dough recipe should feel soft and pliable. Form shapes and be creative!
HINT: When not using this play dough, it MUST be stored in an airtight container.
Smooth Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe
2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups dry powdered milk
2/3 cup honey
If desired, add Rice Krispies cereal, chocolate chips, candy sprinkles or shredded coconut for texture
Mix all the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.