I made up a quick batch of fluffernutter dough, edible peanut butter and marshmallow playdough, as a snacktivity to go along with our growing peanut plants.
Really, I just had to see for myself, if you can mix two things as sticky, and messy as peanut butter and marshmallow cream, together...
...and end up with a pliable, pleasant playdough. It turns out that you can.
And, when you put it together with chocolate playdough, or tootsie roll dough as we like to call it (a half batch is just right), it's pure snack time, boredom buster, genius.
I was thinking we'd make something educational, like maybe Fibonacci inspired flowers.
The children had other plans, though.
But, I'll get them back, because there's actually a short science lesson to go along with the recipe for the fluffernutter dough at Homeschool Science Tools. If you're interested in playdough science, you might want to check it out, there is also a recipe for adding gelatin to the everyday cream of tartar, cooked playdough recipe. And, for even more science themed, playdough ideas, check out this link courtesy of The Learning Hypothesis.
Oh, and for those of you who want to know, this is what our peanut plants look like, today.
It's great to be a homeschooler.