Pumpkin Playdough

Pumpkins are one of the items you will see during harvest time. The playdough at the sensory table has the smell of pumpkin pie. Students make their own pumpkins and pies or use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. I add alphabet shapes because everyone knows P is for pumpkin! The recipe is easy and uses ingredients found in most every kitchen.


Pumpkin Playdough

½ cup salt
1 cup plain flour
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil (coconut oil works great)
Food coloring

What you do
Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan.
Add food coloring to the water to get a pumpkin color.
Add colored water and coconut oil to dry ingredients.
Stir over heat until dough is pliable.

Once playdough is cool enough, kneed in:
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of cloves
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of ginger

Allow to cool and store in a well sealed plastic bag or container.