We created a recipe for our very own edible no cook Nutella play dough. For as much as we love Nutella in our family we needed to find a way to play and learn with it, too!
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It smells lovely. It's silky smooth and easy to mold. When I told E she could taste it, too she was thrilled! The recipe is simple and only two ingredients! We used 1/2 cup of Nutella and 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon of powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar. I began by stirring the ingredients together in a bowl, but as soon as a dough formed, I finished the mixing with my hands.
The Nutella play dough was perfect for rolling and other fine motor practice. I set up a Valentine's Day invitation to play.
We had a heart shaped candy box, a heart cookie cutter, cinnamon candies, and plastic valentine themed decorations (which my preschooler knows not to eat, but she was also well supervised).
Since the play dough is edible my toddler could join in on the sensory and fine motor fun, too! This exploration entertained him the whole time his sister played.
The scent and taste make the dough a total sensory experience! E created a ton of delicious looking sweets for us to enjoy. She had a few tastes of the dough, but mostly enjoyed creating.
D, on the other hand, mostly enjoyed tasting!
This post is a part of Fine Motor Fridays!
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