Monday, November 2, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Playdough

Happy November! I'm sharing my super-secret recipe for Pumpkin Pie Playdough to celebrate (okay, it's probably not that secret, but it was new to me and has gotten rave reviews everywhere I share it).

Start with this basic playdough recipe, but add a teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger or use several teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. Put orange food coloring in the water before stirring it into your dry ingredients.

Mmmmmmmmm! Everytime the kids play with playdough, the house smells like pumpkin pie!


  1. I will be doing this today! Thanks!!!!

  2. Very very cool! I love that it smells good and not like salty playdough!

  3. My pre-k'ers will adore this. Do you know this great playdough recipe...
    2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup salt
    2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid - any flavor/color
    2 cups boiling water
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    Mix all the dry ingredients then add the water/oil. Knead for a while, it starts out looking runny but it firms up. Also no expensive food coloring. Thanks for info about your blog set-up, you are so kind.

  4. I have used unsweetened Kool-Aid in my basic playdough recipe for the French class we attend (we sign up to bring specific colors, so when I brought purple, it was actually sparkly grape - I also added glitter!). The kids loved it and it smelled yummy!

    I've used the no-cook recipe before, too. Thanks for sharing that! Your recipe does not use cream of tartar, which can be pretty pricey. A friend of mine gets it in bulk and we split it, which really comes in handy since we make LOTS of playdough around here!

    Thanks for stopping by!


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