Peanut Butter Play Dough: Back to School Activity

I typically don’t post children’s activities on this blog, but this one just seemed to fit. This “recipe” combines both food and play, and it’s pretty neat. With today being the first day of school for many, this activity is perfect for those younger kiddos at home or as an after-school activity. I just like that it’s edible.

Peanut Butter Play Dough
Take a peek in your pantry. Do you have peanut butter, powdered sugar, and coconut oil? If so, you’re all set! I always have a giant tub of coconut oil laying around (it’s basically the only thing I cook with!), so this idea is a no-brainer.

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe
After gathering your ingredients, mix one cup of peanut butter and one tablespoon of coconut oil together. After it’s combined, add one cup of powdered sugar. Mix again. Add a half cup of powdered sugar and combine. Then, add the last half cup of powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe
You can always adjust the proportions of the powdered sugar if you are estimating and not using a measuring cup. Just mix away until the play dough is a smooth consistency without sticking to your hands.

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe
If the dough starts to get sticky, pour a small amount of flour on wax paper and place it on the surface your child is playing with the dough on. Oh, and eating is allowed. Of course!

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

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Peanut Butter Play Dough
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 cups of powder sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Flour, optional
  1. Combine peanut butter and coconut oil.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add one cup of powdered sugar to the mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add half a cup of powdered sugar.
  5. Once that is combined, add another half cup of powdered sugar.
  6. Once the dough is smooth and not sticky, it is ready for play!
  7. If the dough gets sticky, sprinkle a small amount of flour on wax paper and cover the surface you are playing on.


Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

What’s your favorite after-school activity?


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  1. says

    My son would love to play with this. He’s into building snowmen with playdoh, and I always fear he’s going to end up eating the stuff. (I wouldn’t mind if he ate this – at least the ingredients are edible!)
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  2. Mariah Applegate says

    This looks great! I am definitely going to have to make this. Thank you for sharing and also thank you for a lovely giveaway.

    I remember my favorite after school activity was drama club – I always swore I was going to go to Disney world and act as a princess in their plays! But I am much happier being a mother!


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