How to Make Edible Play Dough

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Playing with play dough is a fantastic sensory activity for kids. Along with being able to touch, smell, and see it, they often want to taste it too. In fact, it can be a harrowing task convincing them not to sneak a nibble here and there. So why not give in to their desires and make a tasty peanut butter version your children can happily sample while playing? This recipe makes a silky, soft play dough that's also wonderfully sweet.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
Kids can use all sorts of tools with the play dough.
Kids can use all sorts of tools with the play dough. (Image: Stephanie Morgan)

Instructions

Step 1

To make this play dough, you'll need smooth peanut butter, honey and powdered sugar. Please see the last slide for an itemized list of tools and materials.

You'll need smooth peanut butter, honey and powdered sugar.
You'll need smooth peanut butter, honey and powdered sugar. (Image: Stephanie Morgan)

Step 2

Combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter and honey in the mixing bowl and stir with your spoon until a ball begins to form.

Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter and honey in your bowl.
Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter and honey in your bowl. (Image: Stephanie Morgan)

Step 3

Transfer the mixture to your table top and knead with your hands until you achieve a smooth texture.

Knead the play dough to achieve a smooth texture.
Knead the play dough to achieve a smooth texture. (Image: Stephanie Morgan)

Step 4

Encourage kids to play with the play dough using store-bought play dough tools, common kitchen utensils and their hands. They can also decorate their creations with other edible ingredients such as raisins, cereal, pretzels or sprinkles.

Edible peanut butter play dough that's soft and sweet.
Edible peanut butter play dough that's soft and sweet. (Image: Stephanie Morgan)

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Tips & Warnings

  • If the play dough is sticky, add more powdered sugar until a smooth texture is achieved.
  • Raw or unpasteurized honey should not be handled or consumed by infants 12 months of age or younger as it may contain botulism spores which can lead to botulism poisoning.
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