Pumpkin Playdough Recipe & Play Ideas

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Pumpkins are my favorite props to use when creating simple and engaging activities for kids for all ages. 

Everything from simple pumpkin and rubber bands all the way to pumpkin crafts. Puzzles and decoration.

But this Pumpkin Playdough turns dull, chilly fall day into a true multidimensional experience.

Imagine, the playroom filled with fragrant pumpkin spice and you little one ALL engaged in this fun, sensory exploration.

No Cook Pumpkin Playdough Recipe With Play Ideas!

With this simple NO COOK Pumpkin Playdough recipe you just can’t go wrong.

It almost makes it itself and, if stored properly  you can use the playdough over and over again.

See notes to the recipe for details.

Are you ready to fill your home with holiday flavors?

How To Make Pumpkin Playdough Step By Step

In a mixing bowl add flour, fine grain salt, cream of tartar and vegetable oil.

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe Step 1

Add pumpkin spice mix. Mix well.

In boiling water dissolve food coloring. I used orange with a few drop of bright pink and red to more intense and color.

Pour colored boiling water to the flour mix in the bowl.

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe Step 2

Combine with a spatula.

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe - Step3

Let the dough cool slight until it’s manageable with hands. Knead until it’s no longer sticky.

Wait for the dough to cool completely.

Pumpkin Playdough

Wrap in a plastic wrap and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

No Cook Pumpkin Playdough that smells like holidays!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Food coloring

Instructions

    1. In a mixing bowl add flour, salt and cream of tartar and vegetable oil.
    2. Add pumpkin spice and mix well
    3. In boiling water dissolve food coloring.
    4. Add colored boiling water to the mix in the bowl. Combine with a spatula.
    5. Let the dough cool slight to be manageable with hands. Knead until it’s not longer sticky.
    6. Wait for the dough to cool completely.
      Wrap in a plastic wrap and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Notes

If the dough feels too loose add more flour. If it’s too thick add a bit of more water.

Play Ideas With Pumpkin Dough

There’s more than just one way to play with pumpkin playdough.

Depending on your little ones interest and age you can:

  • roll out pumpkin pie
  • decorate real pumpkin with playdough
  • use pumpkin playdough with pumpkin themed playdough mat
  • simply shape small pumpkin and decorate them with cork, pouch lids, fall leaves and aromatic herbs you have in your backyard or on a windowsill, cinnamon sticks, cloves and even very own real pumpkin seeds.

Happy Pumpkin Playdough Playing!

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