I have a pretty weird confession to make…I LOVE the smell of playdough. I was always trying to eat it as a kid, and even as an adult, I want to nibble on it even though I know better. (Trust me, it does NOT taste as good as it smells). Well, now I can! And so can you and your kids. Check out this recipe for edible playdough by Danya at Danya Banya! It’s made with honey, peanut butter, and milk powder. You can add food coloring to different batches as well since the end color is kind of oatmeal-y.
I also included small amounts of sprinkles, pearls, choc chips, stars for decorations. We also had novelty toothpicks and cookie cutters to play with!
And the best bit is that the kids can make it from scratch themselves. Measuring out quantities is excellent early maths practice and mixing it all together is all part of the sensory experience.
This is the first time that my toddler Bee (then 16 months old) has been involved in making play dough in the kitchen. She loved it! She spent a long time just touching, mixing, poking, squishing and tasting.