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Make Your Own Edible Play Dough

Preschool The 5 Senses Activities: Make Your Own Edible Play Dough

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Sensory experiences are the way your child interacts with the world, developing  her fine motor skills.  This project encourages your preschooler to touch, smell and taste what she is working with.  Edible play dough is a great way to give kids the freedom to enjoy an educational and developmentally stimulating activity, without having to worry about what will happen if they eat the materials!  Not to mention, it's a great way to get your child involved in the kitchen to practice important measuring skills for future cake batters and cookie doughs to come.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of powdered milk – or more to reach the desired texture
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup

What You Do:

  1. Make sure your child washes her hands.
  2. Have yourchild help you measure 1 cup of peanut butter into a bowl. Then, measure 1 cup of honey and 1 cup of powdered milk and add to the mixture as well. 
  3. Mix more powdered milk into the mixture as needed to acquire the texture of play dough.
  4. Use cookie cutters and clean fingers to play with the play dough. Let your child fully experience this tactile and yummy project. It's perfect for developing those sensory and motor skills and it won't be long before she figures out that it tastes good too. This edible play dough is also a protein-packed treat. However, it's still important to monitor how much she eats because too much of a good thing can still cause a tummy ache!
Updated on Jun 18, 2013
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