Our son’s preschool class was playing with play dough this week. Their room smelled fantastic! The secret- it was pumpkin pie flavored play dough. WOW! I decided that I had to experiment at home to find a recipe for this for our kids to play with at home… and I made one that works!
I wanted to share this with you because we made it together and all of the kids loved it, plus, it is non-toxic, so if they try to taste it, it isn’t harmful.
Here is the basic recipe for play-dough:
– 1 cup salt
– 2 cups flour
– 2 cups water
– 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
– 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
Now to make it smell like FALL:
Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice! I can’t really decide if it reminds me of pumpkin pie or apple pie, but it smells great.
You can mix food coloring together, too, to make it more “fall like”. We mixed ours together and used it as a science experiment. If you mix yellow and Red… it makes orange. (Sing the Primary Colors song…. “there are 3 primary colors… Red & Yellow make: ORANGE!” Etc… ).
To make this, you will just whisk all of the ingredients in a pan & put it on the stove. Cook it on medium heat for a few minutes. It will start out runny, but quickly form into a ball. When this happens (when it gets thick), remove it from the heat, but continue to stir it.
When it is semi-cool, take it out and place it on a floured surface. Knead the dough.
Sprinkle another 1/2 Tablespoon in and keep kneading.
Store in a ziplock bag.
That’s it!! Easy, right?
This smells great and the kids love it!
If you want another play dough recipe- try our Peppermint Play Dough!
Here are some fun ways to use play dough to teach your kids:
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