Fall Playdough

Play dough is so fun! There are so many ways to play and learn with it. It makes a great gift and works in goodie bags for parties too! H loves helping me make it. This past week we made some fall inspired batches and shared with a friend.


We started with pumpkin spice play dough. It smells AMAZING. We used spiders, creepy crawlies, pumpkin seeds, googly eyes, and Halloween cookie cutters with the play dough and had a blast!


1 c flour
2 TBS Cream of Tartar
2 TBS vegetable oil
1/2 c salt
1 TBS pumpkin pie spice
3/4 C water
Optional: food coloring

Mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl. H and his friend loved this part because they took turns dumping stuff in.
Next add your liquid ingredients. I stirred everything together then transferred to a pot and cooked over medium heat until it pulled together and wasn’t sticky.
Once it’s formed dump it out on a piece of wax or parchment paper and let it cool off for about 5 minutes. Then knead it to remove and lumps. If it is too crumbly add more water. Too sticky add more flour.


For our cinnamon play dough we substituted the cinnamon in place of the pumpkin spice. It gives it an interesting color so food colors aren’t necessary (we chose orange though)

This lasts for a couple of weeks in a Ziploc bag or other airtight container.

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