I decided to be like my sister-in-law today.
She always has so many fun crafts and projects for her kids to do. It's pretty amazing. And I feel pretty amazing that I tried one today! Thomas has really been enjoying the texture of things lately, and I thought he would love play dough. But I also knew that inevitably (like crayons, pencils, paper, glue sticks...anything) he would try to eat it. So of course--edible peanut butter play dough!
Here's the recipe:
1 18 oz jar peanut butter
6 Tbs honey
about 1 cup of powdered milk
Just keep adding milk until the dough is workable with your fingers. If you want to save it, keep it in an air tight container.
I did about half of this, which was PLENTY for us.
One of Tommy's favorite parts was helping me make it!
|Getting ready to mix the dough. Don't mind Tommy's favorite toy, the rice cooker, on the floor...|
|This was a hard one to mix...|
|When I said "Put your head down there and smile!"|
This was a fun project! Probably more fun for kids a little older, or maybe just different from Thomas? Once he figured out he could eat it, he just shoveled it in. I would hand him some and try to show him how to make it into a snake or a ball, and he would yank it out of my hands and shove it into his mouth. I did get him to place a few raisins and nuts on his piece. And then he proceeded to de-raisin and nut everything and shove the dough in his mouth.
Well, it was a very fun and entertaining snack time, at least!