This pumpkin spice play dough recipe is quick and easy to make! Store bought play dough can be expensive, especially in larger quantities. It is cheaper and a whole lot more fun to make your own! This pumpkin spice play dough recipe smells so delicious. As long as the kids are old enough to know not to put play dough in their mouths, this is my favorite go-to recipe for play dough. I have made many different versions of it over the years and it never disappoints!
*Have pumpkin fun galore with our pumpkin math and literacy centers!
While prepping the dough, the kids can learn how to measure liquids and dry ingredients properly. They can also help with stirring the pumpkin spice play dough.
Afterward, they will be sure to enjoy lots of imaginative play dough fun while working on important fine motor skills. You may want to gather some mini pie tins and a rolling pin (you can find a child size rolling pin here on Amazon).
Perhaps sneak in some early Math skills with a pretend pumpkin pie shop! My kids love to make pretend cookies, donuts, pies, and cakes. So many possibilities!
To make your own pumpkin spice play dough, you will need:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 12 drops yellow food coloring, 4 drops of red food coloring
- 1 cup flour
- dash of pumpkin pie spice
In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, salt, and cream of tartar on low heat and stir until well combined. Add the oil and food coloring. Slowly add the flour while stirring. Once the dough starts to form, transfer the mixture to a lightly floured cutting board. Continue kneading the dough while adding in a dash of pumpkin pie spice.
Store the dough in a zipper plastic bag for up to a few weeks.
Added bonus — After making a batch of this pumpkin spice play dough, my kitchen smells amazingly delicious!!
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