Take it from a real peanut butter nut, one of the most enticing toys for children who love it is peanut butter playdough. Edible and non-toxic, easy playdough recipes with the variation on the theme of peanut butter flavor is not only easy to prepare but a safe and tasty special play time toy and treat all in one.
A Great Stay at Home Day Craft
Get the kids together to make five or six colors of Yummy Peanut Butter Playdough. Assign a color or two to each child before beginning to make the doughs. blend colors to make the peanut butter shade by blending yellow and red to the degree that a tan color starts to show. This is a great opportunity to show the children how to create different colors and make some great tasting edible playdough. Experiment mixing different colors, the children will have a blast!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Playdough
- 1 C Water
- 3 C Flour
- 1/2 to 1 -1/2 C Salt
- 1/4 C of natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- Food Coloring for each color
For each color, you can assign a child with the task of mixing these ingredients together with their specific color or colors. This is a time to teach the kids how to use the bread machine mixer by mixing the wet and dry ingredients and adding enough drops of food color to create the hue of red, blue, green, yellow, tan and pink or any other hues of color that are desired. Once the smooth, homogeneous texture of playdough is reached from mixing, it is time to play.
Shaping Your Playdough
Finding shapes to create with this edible child’s tasty play toy should be fun and easy. A good idea is to think about a theme that everyone can use to develop some shapes to make with the malleable substance. Many kids are fixated on some person or animal or video game character. All the colors that the children have made with the tasty peanut butter playdough can be shared with one another so they can combine whatever they may need to create their favorite colors and shapes.
No matter what they decide to make, this is a very creative, safe and tasty way for them to learn and play. They usually become very involved from the moment they begin mixing up the dough. What a great way to teach organization, creativity and expression.