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Delicious Sensory Peanut Butter Play Dough

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When working with kids who have food aversions, I work on having fun with food items. To make this delicious peanut butter play dough, I put the ingredients in a bowl and let the kids mix it all together. If you have a concern about peanut allergies, you can use sun butter instead of the peanut butter.


We used peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and powdered sugar. I did not measure the ingredients out, and just added more powdered sugar if it was too sticky, and more peanut butter or fluff if it was too dry.


Once the ingredients were mixed together enough to not be sticky, we could use our hands and squish and squeeze the play dough. The kids were encouraged to taste the peanut butter play dough as well as play with it. This is a great way to work on fine motor skills, as well as encourage food interaction.



  • Peanut butter
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Powdered sugar


  • Sensory
  • Feeding
  • Fine motor


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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.

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