Tis the season for all things festive and pumpkin spice- including activities for your kids! My kids have always loved playing with play-doh, and homemade versions seem to last longer, are softer, and smell better (especially this kind!).
This recipe is quick, easy and oh so fun! Most of the ingredients, minus maybe the cream of tarter you probably already have on hand.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of water
- ¼ cup of salt
- 1 TBSP of vegetable oil
- 2 tsp of cream of tarter
- ½ tsp of pumpkin spice
- red & yellow food coloring
Mix all the ingredients in a pot on the stove. Just throw it all in and mix it until it’s smooth. Turn the heat up to medium and mix it until it starts to lump. It’ll seem like a big sloppy mess at first that will never turn out, but good news! That means you’re doing it correctly. Eventually it will form one giant lump. Then, remove it from the heat and give it a good knead. Be sure not to overcook it or it will dry out very quickly. If it seems a little bit sticky, you can knead in some extra flour. After it cools, it’s time for playtime!
It smells good enough to eat, and although it’s not harmful to go into mouths, it’s not tasty! It will last in a ziploc bag or other airtight container for a few months. We hope you enjoy this homemade pumpkin spice play-doh as much as we do!