Sand, Water, Mud, Clay, and Play Dough are all wonderful sensory, brain-stimulating experiences that help build hand and finger strength. Here’s a play dough recipe that your child can eat!
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 ¼ cup powdered milk
- 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar (can substitute flour)
- ½ to 1 cup corn syrup (or less) (can substitute honey)
(Let the children help with each step as much as their ages allow.)
- Help children get their hands very clean before you start.
- Mix all ingredients, except begin with the least amount of honey or corn syrup.
- Add syrup or honey until the dough kneads well and holds together. Too much will be sticky. Too little will be crumbly.
- Knead all ingredients together. (This strengthens finger and hand muscles.)
- Roll out, use cookie cutters, roll into snakes-mold into animals, anything!
- Then eat your creations!
Alternate recipe: ½ cup peanut butter, ¼ cup honey, ½ – 1 cup powdered milk, Add ½ cup at first, then add a little at a time until it is the right consistency.