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Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough: Great recipe for pumpkin pie scented play dough. Lots of ideas for a fun fall sensory centre for children.
Pumpkin Spice Play Dough: Great recipe for pumpkin pie scented play dough. Lots of ideas for a fun fall sensory centre for children.

The other day little Miss Maddie and I came up with a fall activity that is so much fun I had to share.  I can’t remember why but we decided it was time to make some play dough, and one thing led to another and we had the wonderful idea to make it into pumpkin spice play dough by adding in some orange food colouring and some spices.

It turned out great, and smells just like fall to me.

homemade Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

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Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough: Great recipe for pumpkin pie scented play dough. Lots of ideas for a fun fall sensory centre for children.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food colouring (yellow + red = orange)
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Heat gently, stirring all the time.
  3. When the dough has a good consistency, take it off the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Store in a sealed container to keep it from drying out.
fall play dough children's sensory centre

Of course new play dough meant we needed to dig out some fall cookie cutters, and then we needed pie plates, and then we started to think of other fun things we could add to the fun.

Fall sensory bin play dough

We got a little carried away, to both of our delight.  It was so much fun coming up with fun things to add to our play dough for fall.  

We added mini popsicle sticks, some foil fall leafs from the dollar store, cookie cutters, buttons, fall cupcake picks, fall coloured pompoms, fall coloured craft feathers, some star anise and whole cloves, large and small cupcake liners, cinnamon sticks, silk sun flowers, and silk leaves.  The possibilities really are endless…and so is the fun.

  • mini popsicle sticks
  • foil fall leaf confetti
  • cookie cutters
  • buttons
  • fall cupcake picks
  • pompoms
  • feathers
  • star anise
  • whole cloves
  • large and small cupcake linners
  • cinnamon sticks
  • silk flowers
  • silk leaves

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

A real favourite was playing with the real whole spices.  The star anise make such a pretty patterns in the play dough, and the cloves and cinnamon sticks are perfect stems, or eyes, or just about anything really.

how to make pumpkin spice play dough for fall

It was so much fun that we even made a set for a friend.  I think it would be the perfect sweet gift for any littles in your life this weekend, since it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada.

pumpkin spice play dough recipe

With homemade pumpkin spice play dough, life really is a party!

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