Peanut Butter Playdough

Lest you think things are always sunshine and roses here at the Kessler house… here’s a little secret: many of things fun activities I pull out are desperate attempts to stop. the. fighting.

You know… those times when a diversion is needed more than discipline because he truth is that everyone is wrong, everyone is crabby, and everyone is causing the problem… not just him or her!

This diversion worked amazingly well, and I will definitely pull it out again when I need 45 minutes to myself {and I’m heading out the door so someone else can clean up the mess… you’ve been warned…}.

You’ll need your little tyrants sweet angelic children, and 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1 cup of powdered sugar each. {You know all about honey and little ones under one, right? Don’t let them have it.} And… for my newly diagnosed tree-nut allergic little friend – this recipe works just as well with Sunbutter, too. {In case one of my favorite bloggers wants to try this with his kids.}

So this one’s pretty easy…

Have the kiddos measure the ingredients:

 

Peanut Butter Playdough

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar

 

Then, have them stir the ingredients together:

 

Stir the dough

 

Or just use their hands:

 

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Or, they could forget the whole thing and just eat it straight from the bowl:

 

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Or lick it from their fingers:

 

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If your angels persevere, though, they’ll be rewarded with some yummy play dough that can keep them busy while you make dinner {or hide in the other room with a magazine and a cup of coffee after you’ve ordered pizza}. They can play with cookie cutters and rolling pins, and other dough toys… and then they can eat their creations!

If you want to ration this edible dough out, store it in an airtight container for a few days.

 

Cutting Dough

Kneading Dough

Rolling Dough

Cookie Cutters

Pressing Dough

Peanut Butter Play Dough

 

Play. Eat. Enjoy.

 

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Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.

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