There are two things I love, besides mom, dad, and baking and that’s fall and playdough. I love it when the weather gets a little cold, giving me the perfect excuse to drink some hot cocoa. The sound of crunchy leaves under my boots makes playtime a hundred times more fun. But when the weather is really, really bad, you have to have a plan B! Enter homemade pumpkin spice play dough! pumpkin spice PlayDough
Staying inside can be all kinds of fun too, especially if you feel like getting your hands dirty, and trying out a fun fall project like this pumpkin spice play dough. I love to play around with playdough, creating shapes and spending hours letting my imagination run free.
Pumpkin and playdough combined is like the best thing since peanut butter and jelly. I love getting creative, mixing different materials and coming up with odd crafts, and projects. I looove putting on my fav TV show, parking my butt in the living room, while testing some new ideas and crafts. I love cooking, of course, but I don’t always want to eat my creations! pumpkin spice PlayDough
And fall is the perfect time of the year to get in the lab, (which most people call “the kitchen”) and start making a royal mess! This super fun and colorful pumpkin playdough smells delish and took me about a minute to make, so it’s a super easy project too. Best of all, you and your BFFs can get together to play with it and create fun shapes, like animals, faces, houses, and cars, or anything you imagine. pumpkin spice PlayDough
Let me show you how it’s done:
Pumpkin Spice Playdough Ingredients:
- 2 cups of flour, divided
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 tbsp cream of tartar
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Red & yellow food coloring
Add 1 cup of flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon to a large pot. Add 15 drops of red food coloring and 8 or 9 drops of yellow to the 1 cup of water. Add the colored water to the pot. Turn heat to medium-low and stir well to combine. Once combined, stir in additional 1/2 cup of flour. In just a few minutes a dough will form. Mix well, and be careful not to cook too long and burn the dough. Dump the dough onto a cutting mat or plate. Flour your hands and toss a small handful of flour over the playdough. Knead the dough and work the extra flour through until it is the right consistency and no longer sticky. Your dough is ready! pumpkin spice PlayDough
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Hunter S. Jones saysOctober 13, 2017 at 10:14 am
Are you sure this is play dough? It looks good enough to eat. Just sayin..anyway, gonna share this with a friend whose kids will love it! Thanks for posting it. It’s perfect for fall.
jin saysOctober 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm
Such an interesting DIY and uber festive for the Autumn holidays! Love that it’s fun and easy to make for the little ones. I must remember to do this with my child one day!
Erica Schwarz saysOctober 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Ohhhhh my goodness. Play dough I would totally eat! This is fantastic!
Kristi McAllister saysOctober 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm
When the fall comes, so does everything pumpkin, but never, ever have I heard of pumpkin playdough but I would probably try to eat it haha! I had to giggle when you called your kitchen “the lab” because that’s totally how I look at my own. Cook in there? Who me?! LOL!
Tanvi Rastogi saysOctober 14, 2017 at 4:54 pm
What a fantastic idea. While I am not at all into pumpkin but I could totally get into this version of it. 🙂
Deb B. saysOctober 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm
Oooooh! My little mama would absolutely love this. I’m also so happy that I have most of the ingredients to do this with her. I love fall too – for the same reasons as you 🙂
Natalie Dickinson saysOctober 16, 2017 at 4:44 am
ooh this is such a good idea, I love pumpkin and can’t believe how popular it’s been as a flavour this year. Literally I keep seeing Pumpkin everything right now!
Agnes saysOctober 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm
There are so many pumpkin spice things out there but never thought of play dough. Definitely a good idea and will smell good.
Elizabeth O saysOctober 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Such a great idea. This will be perfect activities for kids. and I am pretty sure that they will enjoy it so much.
Thena saysOctober 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm
This could be a lot of fun. I would have to tell my children to not eat it though!
Jasmine Watts saysOctober 17, 2017 at 8:51 am
Wow, this is such a great idea, I will try this myself. 🙂 I don’t have kids yet, that will enjoy this but this is something I am looking forward to be doing for my future kids. 🙂