Monday, November 14, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Playdough is always a fun way to work on fine motor skills. The addition of pumpkin pie spice to this traditional playdough recipe smells so good you will want to eat it!

What you'll need:
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • food coloring (approximately 5 drops of red and 12-15 drops of yellow)
 First, combine the dry ingredients in a pan:


 Then, add the oil, water and food coloring:

Stir until smooth:

Stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, cook the mixture over medium heat until it forms a ball, approximately 3 minutes:
Let the dough cool slightly and then knead until it has a smooth texture:
Store in a ziploc bag for 1-2 weeks to maintain freshness. 

To make stems, gather some noodles, a ziploc bag and green food coloring:

Place the noodles in the ziploc bag with a few drops of food coloring and a teaspoon of water. Squish the noodles around until they are colored. Place on a plate to dry before using.

Have fun rolling and squeezing the playdough into little pumpkins! Work those little fingers to add the stems:
Or maybe make one big pumpkin!


  1. I just had a major playdough revelation! You can just add boiling water and you dont need to cook it!!!!
    Love the pumpkins

  2. Thanks for the tip! I will definitely try that. I love your coconut and vanilla scented playdough. I will be trying those scents too!


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