Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Today Daniel and Caitlin made homemade play dough.  I used to make play dough all  the time with the girls when they were younger.  We’d modify the recipe all the time and use powdered kool-aid mix to make it smell better and brighter colors.  Well Caitlin being all grown up now and making it for the kids in her classroom came up with this concoctions.


Of course she had Daniel helping mix everything up with his own cooking stuff (IKEA has the best kid-size pots and pans!)


DSC04962We also got this really neat little table that he can roll right up too.  Its adjustable and is great for so many activities!! (Another IKEA find)











So incase any of you other wonderful parents out there want to get into the fall season and Halloween/thanksgiving time.  I have supplied the recipe!


Very simple – homemade ingredients so if someone by chance decides to chomp on a piece of the play dough, they shouldn’t get sick!


1 c cold water

1 Tbs vegetable oil

1/2 c salt

1 Tbs cream of tartar

2 drops red food coloring

3 drops yellow food coloring

2 Tbs pumpkin pie spice

1 c flour


Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in saucepan, heat until warm and salt has blended.  DSC04965Remove from heat and add flour, until slightly thick and then put on a floured counter (so it won’t stick). 

DSC04967Add slowly an additional cup of flour or more as needed .  Knead in the extra flour until a good play dough consistency.


Note:  The recipe calls for 1 c of flour but we always end up adding somewhere around 2 cups.  This can be stored in a zip lock bag for 6 months.  Or you can put it in a little container like we got from the $1 section at target.


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Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

That is a great I bet it smells wonderful!!!

Jacqui said...

We have that table too!

Thanks for the award.