A pumpkin playdough recipe that spinkles around some spiced autumn warmth!
Make up a batch of bright orange playdough or buy a tub of commercial Doh
and dust the surface with a mix of pumpkin pie spice nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and all spice.
This sensory explosion will imprint a memory on everyone taking part and
celebrate the harvest season, including All' Hallow's Eve as one of scent
filled play! Add cutters, extruders, scissors and glitter so the creations
can be personalised.
the flour, salt, water, oil, and colouring in a saucepan and cook over a
moderate heat. Once a firm ball of dough has formed remove the saucepan and
leave to cool. Knead to make it soft and smooth,adding hand moisturiser if
wanted, gold glitter and the spice mix. Roll,cut and enjoy!
200gm plain flour
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
orange food colouring
pumpkin pie spice mix
fine spice duster
Alternatively, the recipe doesn't have to be cooked. If children want to
mix the dough in a large bowl, the ingredients combine just as well, however
the finished dough won't keep for quite as long. A spoonful of cream of
tartar and some hand cream will help to prolong its play time.
Set up an 'invitation' to play by filling
small pots with playdough and including some table confetti, threading beads and craft stems to curl up into twisted pumpkin tendrils.
Wind the stems around a finger or a pencil to the achieve the curliness
we associate with the pumpkins of autumn fall.
For older sculptors, turn the pot upside down and model the dough around
the outside to turn it into a light! Cut shapes from the doughy surface
and place a battery tealight underneath. Have fun with your orange playdough,
pumpkin games and Jack 'O' Lantern making.
Want more pumpkin playdough ideas? this page has the printables to make a pumpkin
patch counting game and here you'll find mats for shape