Monday, January 25, 2010

Edible Modeling Clay

I found a great recipe for edible modeling clay and had to try it. Overall, it went pretty well. The first thing Little Sweets did was try to eat the clay. At first she didn’t like the taste, but the more she played with it the more she ate. It was a messy activity especially since Little Sweets thought it would be funny to put it in her hair. I suggest doing this activity when you have plenty of time for cleanup, including a bath for your child if they enjoy getting messy like mine does. Here’s the recipe. I didn’t use all of the powder sugar that the recipe called for, but you may choose to.

½ C. peanut butter
½ C. nonfat dry milk
2/3 C. Powder sugar

Place peanut butter in a large bowl and work in dry milk. Slowly add powdered sugar. It should feel like play dough. If it’s too dry add peanut butter. If it’s too sticky add dry milk.
The recipe says that it keeps well in a plastic bag for a week, but I am not sure I would want to reuse it again

Resource: Book: Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy


  1. Yum! We homeschool our 2 little girls and they would love this!

    Visiting from MBC and following your blog now!

  2. we've used this before- we usually use it as a dog treat though. Ewww. Imagine eating what you've been rolling all over the tabl eand in your hands. LOL- I guess it's the same as eating gingerbread cookies. HAHA. Still, it's got to taste better than that salt dough people make all the time. Or Playdough proper. (Heaven knows, by the colors in their diapers, I know my kids have eaten that stuff like it was candy)

    Great post. Now following from MBC.