Monday, November 28, 2011

Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough

A while back, I posted about a craft swap that a few of my friends conducted.  I promised to post some of our favorite activities from the swap.  We have had LOTS of favorites so far!  Peanut Butter Play Dough is one of them. 

Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups powdered milk
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup smooth peanut butter

Mix all ingredients, and store in an airtight container for up to several days.

What I loved most about this craft/activity is that WP (2) was very involved in the whole process of making it.  He helped dump the ingredients into a bowl and helped "stir".  I did the heavy lifting on the mixing part (some of the ingredients are pretty sticky!), but he was really proud to have helped. And of course, he played with the dough, and taste-tested lots of it. This activity, from start to finish, lasted about an hour.  It's a rare day that WP will focus on something for a whole hour - so I call this a success! 

One thing to know about the dough before making it is that it is very different in texture from Play Dough.  The peanut butter version is tougher, not as pliable as the store-bought kind.  It worked OK with some of our Play Dough toys (like the letter stamps pictured), and not-so-good with others (like anything that you 'press' the dough through.)  The texture is similar to a cookie dough... so we got out cookie cutters and made pretend cookies.


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