If you've ever wanted to know anything about peanuts, from how and where they are grown, to their history, uses, or future prospects, then Charles Miccuci's The Life and Times of the Peanut, is the book for you. It's absolutely packed full of peanut facts, graphs, songs, and botanical diagrams.
- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup of instant, dry milk
- and 1/2 cup of honey.
After mixing the ingredients together, I divided the dough into small portions, and let the girls roll and knead it, until it was smooth, and play dough like. As far as play dough goes, it's an excellent recipe. The dough was smooth, and not sticky at all, and it smelled terrific.
My intention was for the girls to form their little lumps into some kind of a sculpture, and then they could eat their creations, as a snack. I gave them each a small supply of mini chocolate chips, raisins, sprinkles, and mini M&M's to decorate their sculptures with.
It was just as well though, because the dough, while being quite delicious, is very rich, and candy like. One batch made more than enough for all six children (and the Man of the House), to enjoy a portion from the "untouched" dough, leaving the artwork intact, to be wrapped in plastic, and placed safely into the fridge, for another day.
It's great to be a homeschooler.