Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough -- I want to make this for ME!

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Alrighty guys, I have held out on this as long as I could. But with only a couple more days until Fall equinox I think I am safe in sharing…PUMPKINS! Don’t worry, I am not a pumpkin latte girl so ya’ll wont be bombarded with drink recipes. But, I do love just about everything else pumpkin. How could I not? This Pumpkin Spice Play Dough is an awesome way to greet Autumn and fill your home with some fantastic scents through play!

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough -- I want to make this for ME!

I absolutely love making homemade play dough for the kids. With how quickly we spend through play dough, it is definitely a must…otherwise my pocket book would be taking quite the hit.

Adding in spices is just one of the many ways you can change up playing with play dough to provide new experiences.

I have yet to meet a kid that does not like play dough! This is definitely one toy that I think should be in every home that has kids.

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough -- I want to make this for ME!

What Does Playing with Play Dough Teach Kids?

Have you ever sat down and observed a group of kids playing with play dough? They are creating, experimenting, comparing and contrasting, socializing, problem solving, sharing experiences…the list goes on and on.

It’s amazing how much play dough can really teach a child!

Children build physical development by manipulating the play dough with their hands. They learn science concepts by observing and discussing their experiences. Those discussions help expand their vocabularies and communication skills, which is an essential social and emotional skill…see how it all leads into one?

PLUS, you can also work on a child’s math skills by making a recipe such as this one together! Amazing how that works huh’? 😉

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough is an awesome way to greet Autumn and fill your home with some fantastic scents through play!
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Parenting Chaos

Ingredients

  • Flour 1 cup
  • Salt 1/2 cup
  • Water 3/4 cup
  • Oil 2 tbsp.
  • Pumpkin Spice as desired
  • Cinnamon Oil as desired (buy here)
  • Vanilla Extract as desired

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil. Add in oils and extracts.
  2. In a second bowl mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the boiling water.
  4. Stir until play dough begins to clump together (this should happen quickly).
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Once cooled knead and play!

Recipe Notes

If play dough is too moist, add more flour.
If play dough is too dry, add in more oil.

If your family plays with this play dough we would love to see the fun! Tag us on Facebook with @Parenting Chaos or on Instagram with #ParentingChaos!

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