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Pumpkin Spice Playdough

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I love the smell of Pumpkin Spice, especially in the fall. Even though it’s still very hot (in the 100’s) here in Texas, I just stocked up on Pumpkin Spice scented candles, because I’m so ready for Fall!

When my kids were younger, they loved playing with Playdough, but they also liked to eat it! I preferred to make my own playdough for them, using food grade products, just to ensure they’d be safe if they ingested some.  This recipe is versatile. You can change out the flavors or food colors for different seasons 🙂

Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughPumpkin Spice Playdough Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughIn a small saucepan over medium heat, add the flour, salt, cream of tartar and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until incorporated.
Add the olive oil, water and food coloring and stir continually until mixture thickens and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan and starts to form a ball.
Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughRemove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughPlace the cooled play dough on a non-stick surface and knead until the color is consistent throughout the dough and the texture is smooth.
Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughTo create pumpkins, divide dough into even sized balls. Flatten slightly and use your thumb to press down on the top center.
Use the side of a popsicle stick to gently press down the sides of the ball to create the grooves similar to a pumpkin.
Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughBreak off a small piece of a stick and press in the top center of the pumpkin to create the stem.
Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughAdd leaves and vines with the stem to complete the play dough pumpkins.

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Yield: 12

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Orange food coloring

Instructions

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the flour, salt, cream of tartar and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until incorporated.

Add the olive oil, water and food coloring and stir continually until mixture thickens and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan and starts to form a ball.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Place the cooled play dough on a non-stick surface and knead until the color is consistent throughout the dough and the texture is smooth.

To create pumpkins, divide dough into even sized balls. Flatten slightly and use your thumb to press down on the top center.

Use the side of a popsicle stick to gently press down the sides of the ball to create the grooves similar to a pumpkin.

Break off a small piece of a stick and press in the top center of the pumpkin to create the stem.

Add leaves and vines with the stem to complete the play dough pumpkins.

Notes

Store in an airtight container to prevent drying. If the play dough starts to dry out, add a little olive oil and knead.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1180mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Kaycee

Friday 13th of September 2019

Have you tried drying it out? I didn't see anything about using it to make decorations so I thought I'd ask. Thanks!

Karen Puleski

Friday 13th of September 2019

I haven't. I usually store it in my Rubbermaid plastic containers to keep it from drying out :)

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