Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

October makes me think of……trips to the pumpkin patch, pumpkins lined up with smiling faces, and the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven. 

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year!  Yesterday the kids and I pulled out the fall decorations and made a batch of pumpkin pie play dough.

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

What You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tarter
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • 12 drops of red food coloring and 30 drops of yellow food coloring

What You’ll Do:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a nonstick saucepan. Add the oil, water, and food coloring and stir until smooth. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula, cook the mixture over medium heat until it forms a ball, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Turn the dough onto the counter, let it cool slightly, then knead the dough until it has a smooth texture, about 1 minute.
  3. Pull out some fall cookie cutters and have fun!

pumpkin pie play dough

I added some small sticks (stems) and pieces of green pipe cleaner, that I wrapped around pencils (vine), to our play area so the kids could make little pumpkins.

~Cindy

11 comments:

Michelle said...

This is on my list to make next week! I have Jolanthe's recipe bookmarked ~ is this similar? Love the pumpkins and the twigs and pipe cleaner stems ~ great thinking!

Kelly said...

Love this idea. I might have to make some for my girls to play with. They love Play-Dough and I LOVE Autumn/Fall. It's my favorite time of year too!

Rebecca said...

It looks like real pumpkins! My son told me yesterday we need to make new fall playdoh :) But ive been too nauseous to even think about it!

Jolanthe said...

I love my recipe...but love the color of yours. Perhaps we should have a play-dough-off. :) hee hee

The house will smell so yummy!

Lindsay said...

oo love this!! I need to make a fresh batch soon!!

Sherri said...

I saw your post yesterday and made some last nght! It is so yummy smelling. My kids will have so much fun today! Thanks so much!!!

sarahssweeties said...

I'm going to have to make this one! Thanks for the recipe!

Deb Chitwood said...

Very cute! I love new ideas for playdough, and this is a great one!

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Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

I LOVE this!!! I'll definitely be adding this to our weekend activities! Any suggestions for storage? And how long does it last?

Thanks so much for sharing!

Jo Brielyn from Creative Kids Ideas said...

I love this idea! This is one my kids and I will definitely be trying out. Thanks for the creative and fun suggestion. :D

Growing Godlygirlz said...

We made this today and it was amazing! thank you so much for posting this recipe/idea!!
Growing Godly Girlz!

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