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Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough 

This recipe offers up the usual fun of play dough, with an added sensory bonus of a warm, inviting scent. Use your favourite combination of pumpkin pie spices or those reminiscent of fall.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic flour (see below for gluten free modifications)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • natural colour combo to make a deep yellow or orange (we have tried India tree, as well as homemade dyes)
  • pumpkin pie spices: 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon clove OR whatever you prefer!
  • 1 teaspoon or more of real vanilla – this will add a sweet scent that makes the dough smell more like pie

Gluten Free Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice flour or other gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder (or, in a pinch corn starch, but I really recommend arrowroot)
  • 1 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • natural colour combo to make a deep yellow or orange (we have tried India tree, as well as homemade dyes)
  • pumpkin pie spices: 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon clove OR whatever you prefer!
  • 1 teaspoon or more of real vanilla – this will add a sweet scent that makes the dough smell more like pie

pumpkin play dough ingredients

Instructions

1. Add the natural food colouring to the water.

2. Place all ingredients into a pot.pumpkin play dough mixing

3. Put on an element and turn to medium-low.

4. Stir, stir, stir! Continue to mix until the dough forms a ball.

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5. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool a bit.

6. Take the dough from the pot and knead it on a floured surface until it is the desired texture.

7. Store in a sealed jar for weeks of fun! Our dough, unused, has often lasted a year. Once it starts getting used, it lasts months rather than a year, as it gets dried out and, well, dirty!

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