Making homemade play dough is a favorite project for toddlers and preschoolers. They love the mixing, the texture and, of course, all the play; and it's an easy project to do with items right from your pantry. But you can make this project even more scent-sational by adding in some pumpkin pie seasonings, to give your dough an extra sensory kick that little ones will love.
With the holidays coming up, this spice play dough would be fun for entertaining little ones while parents are busy cooking, too.
We make our dough in a stand mixer, but even if you mix it by hand it should only take about 5 minutes. Stored in an airtight container, this dough can last up to six months.
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cups Salt
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
1.5 Cups Boiling Water
Food Coloring (optional)
Pumpkin Pie Seasoning (to scent)
1. Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, pumpkin pie spice, and oil in a mixing bowl.
2. Pour the boiling water into the dry ingredients and stir continuously until it becomes a combined dough.
4. Allow to cool down, and knead it for a couple of minutes until all the stickiness is gone.
If you don't have a premixed pumpkin spice mix, combine any of the following ingredients to create the same, or even a custom, spice mix: ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground allspice, ground cinnamon.
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