Pumpkin playdough and cinnamon playdough recipe
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This playdough recipe smells good enough to eat (though don't let your kids do that!) We enjoyed trying out the Tinkerlab pumpkin playdough recipe, which we cut in half as follows. Your kids will love squeezing and playing with this, and most of all, they will love making it!
Recipe type: playdough
  • 2 & ½ cups water
  • 2 and ½ cups flour
  • 1 & ¼ cups salt
  • 1 & ½ tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 5 tbsp. vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors (red and yellow in equal parts)
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger (or pumpkin pie spices)
  1. Blend the ingredients in a cooking pot until well-blended and "smooth." It's okay if the mixture is "lumpy" and wet. The excess water will cook out on the stove top.
  2. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring often. Rachelle assures us that the dough will become "sticky" and get the right consistency as the water cooks out.
  3. When the mixture looks "dry" around the edges, test a small piece in your hand. If it isn't "gooey," it's done!
  4. Now for the fun! The dough is warm and feels so good in your hands. Remove the dough from the pot and split it into two parts: one half will be your cinnamon playdough, and the other half will be your pumpkin playdough, once food coloring is added.
  5. We chose an old cutting board as the surface to add our food coloring. Press to flatten your dough. Add equal parts yellow and red food coloring and kneed until you reach the perfect orange color for your pumpkin playdough.
  6. Rachelle tells us that this playdough has a long shelf life--up to a few months--if stored in "large Ziploc or a sealed container."
Recipe by Reelmama.com at https://www.ReelMama.com/pumpkin-playdough-and-cinnamon-playdough-recipe/