Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! This week we have 2 “fun” holidays that I couldn’t resist-September 13th is National Peanut Day and the 16th is National Play Doh Day. So this week’s craft is edible play doh using peanut butter. Since I know there are many children with peanut allergies, I have included a non-edible play dough recipe that is peanut free.
Edible Play Doh
2 Big Spoonfuls of Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Big Spoonfuls of White Frosting
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1. Mix peanut butter and frosting together to form one big ball.
2. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach play doh consistency.
3. Have fun!
Non-edible Play Doh (all the ingredients are edible but I can’t imagine it tasting good)
4 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
4 Tablespoons Oil
A Few Drops Of Food Coloring
1 1/2 Cups Water
1. Mix food coloring and water together in bag.
2. Slowly in dry ingredients.
3. Mix together in the bag and work until it becomes the correct consistency.
4. Have fun!
–Science: 1. Discuss how you measure the ingredients with your child. ID standard measurement (cups, tablespoon, etc) and non-standard measurement (spoonful). 2. When combining the ingredients and when playing with the play doh, talk about the 5 senses by asking questions such as, “What does the play doh smell like?” “Is the play doh rough or smooth”, etc.
–Math: 1. Roll the play doh into “snakes” and use the snakes to form shapes for your child to ID (circle, heart, square, triangle, etc). 2. Have your child create little balls from the big ball of dough and then count them out loud, pointing at each ball.
–Language Arts: 1. Create a picture or word journal entry about the activity. They can also verbally summarize the activity. 2. Roll the dough into snakes and have your child form letters with the snakes or create words or “write” their names with the snakes. 3. Make a list of rhyming words with dough or peanut (sew, go, mow, so, show) (hut, cut, mutt). 4. Make “P” your letter of the day or week and discuss the sound of P and other words in your environment that start with P.