Homemade Pumpkin Play-Dough!!

“Balls in order”

A friend of mine gave me this recipe and I LOVE it! SO super simple and smells so yummy! The perfect thing to keep my girls busy during Thanksgiving preparation. 

Homemade Pumpkin Play-dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp cooking oil
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 cup water
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
enough red and yellow food coloring to make a nice orange color

Measure ingredients into saucepan and stir together well before heating. Over medium heat stir dough constantly until it forms a ball. When it starts to pull away from the sides somewhat and clump together it is ready to dump onto a cutting board or the counter. (NOTE: have some extra flour on hand to use during this process) Knead dough into a ball, using extra flour to firm up if feeling sticky.

Cool and store in a covered plastic container or a zip lock bag with all air out.

Be aware that your sauce pan will be a little crusty after making this, so let it soak after pan cools down. 

My 6 year old thought it was SO exciting to be making play-dough out of “food’. She had a lot of fun playing with the Pumpkin Play-dough as you can see by her creations.

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  1. Looks great! I think we might try this this week!

  2. I love how easy this is to put together. The problem though is my son would probably eat it lol. No definitely would it eat :)

  3. Glad to find a great playdough recipe.. I bet it smells delicious!

  4. omg, this is hilarious! I bet its amazing…i’m just imagining my already playdough eating daughter would have a field day! LOL!! I might have a bite too

  5. How cool! Might have to try this and then my 1yr old can play play-dough w/his big sister.

  6. We have a bit of an obsession over here with play dough lately. This looks like it smells heavenly!

  7. I love making different kinds of playdough in my preschool classroom. I’ll have to try this next fall!

  8. Love the idea of home-made play dough. Pumpkin makes it sound delicious so hopefully no one tries to eat it up, hahaha. I will have to try it out with our girls and maybe try a few different colours to see how well they work.
    Thanks for another great post. We are always looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained.
    -Sherry W