Do you like this picture? My infamous 2-year old helped me double stamp the heart in the play dough. I was lucky that you do not see his fingers in this picture too! Lately, and I am sure it is because of his powerful observational skills, he wants to help take pictures of everything! He grabs my phone and takes pictures of the fridge, the blankets, the floor, and the ceiling. He especially wants to take pictures of food! Hmmm…. I wonder why? It couldn’t have to do with the fact that I am always taking pictures of food! But honestly, I think it is just so adorable!
This fun activity is perfect for kids when they are stuck inside on hot summer days or cold winter days, and it even doubles as a snack! Along with your traditional play dough accessories, you can use grapes, pretzels, apple slices or other snack foods as play dough toys. The kids can snack as they play, and killing two birds with one stone. It is less work for you, and everyone is happy.
When you make this recipe, the peanut butter (or other nut butter) and honey are always equal portions. The powdered milk is always slightly more than the other ingredients. If you remember this, you can half the recipe, double it, triple it, or make it in any quantity you want. Again, because I made this in hot Texas, I noticed that the dough seemed to need more powdered milk than when I made it in Idaho. I am assuming that this is because the peanut butter and honey were runnier, and not as viscous. Again, just eyeball it, and if the dough is no longer sticky then you are good!
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butters)
1/3 cup powdered milk (or more if needed)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix until well combined. Add more powdered milk, as needed, until a non-sticky dough is formed. Store in an airtight container.