We had so much fun creating a no cook, edible recipe for our Nutella play dough! We wanted to experiment with other edible dough which happens to be the theme for this month in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series. With Easter approaching, we created a recipe for marshmallow Peeps play dough!
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For our recipe, you will need a package of Peeps (Don't worry, there will be extra to eat!), corn starch, oil, and water.
We began by melting 8 marshmallow Peeps in the microwave for 45 seconds with 1 teaspoon of water. My preschooler counted out the candy.
Who doesn't love microwaving Peeps? It's a childhood rite of passage.
Some Peeps lost their eyes in the melting process. How tragic, but it's for a good cause (and you can also find the remaining eyes in the dough later as you play with it (I never thought I'd type that sentence.))! After they were melted, we added a teaspoon of oil. This helps the melted marshmallow come out of the microwave save bowl.
Stir to loosen the mixture, but leave it in the bowl to cool.
Meanwhile, add 1/3 to 1/2 corn starch to a different bowl.
E loved this part because the corn starch POOFED up all over her when she plopped it in. She loves helping in the kitchen!
Press the corn starch down into the bowl.
Add the melted marshmallow Peep mixture and fold in the corn starch.
You and your kids will want to get your hands in at this point (which is great fine motor exercise) but make sure the hands are well coated in corn starch first! It's sticky!
At this point the dough is sticky and stretchy like chewed bubble gum. Add a bit more corn starch if you need to but keep mixing and folding until the dough no longer sticks to your hands (too much)!
Coat your work surface with more corn starch before you play! E loved rolling out little play dough "snakes."
Our twist on the 12 Months of Sensory Dough series is always literacy. We added letter confetti. Obviously at this point the dough was no longer edible.
We put a letter on each piece of play dough creating letter manipulatives to spell sight words.
We also spelled family members' names (including our cat, Bean).
Before E ate the leftover Peeps we checked them out on our mirror box!
We hope you enjoy our recipe for edible Peeps play dough. If you make your own, we'd love to see it on the Still Playing School Facebook page! We tried purple and pink but I'd love to see green and blue and yellow!
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