Pumpkin Pie Play Dough Recipe

Do you love making homemade play dough recipes? I have many different tutorials here in my site.

The air is becoming crisp outside and Autumn is in the air! Let’s make some Pumpkin Pie Play Dough! It is super easy!

(Make sure you check out all of my activities for kids while you’re here! We have some super awesome one!)

pumpkin pie play dough recipe

Ingredients:

  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups of salt
  • 8 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 (35gm) container of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 cups of water
  • red and yellow food coloring (I forgot to add this)

In a large pot (saucepan)  (like what you would use to boil a big batch of spaghetti noodles), dump in your flour.

Then add the salt.

Measure out the Cream of Tartar and add it to the pot.

Add in your Pumpkin Pie Spice and  stir.

Then add the oil.

And finally the water.

Like I said, I totally forgot about the food coloring, but this is where you can add it too.

Add the coloring until you get the desired tone of pumpkin you want.

Warm the ingredients up over a medium heat.

Stir, stir, stir.

Mix it until you get all the lumps out.

After about 5 minutes of stirring it will start to look like brown sugar.

This means you are good to go.

homemade play dough recipe

Dump the dough out onto a floured space.

Start to knead the dough until it is no longer sticky.

learning with play dough

The correct dough consistency will look like this:

easy homemade play dough

Play and enjoy, but do not eat it.

You can smell it. Oh, it smells amazing!

We used cookie cutters and toys to make things and create.

So much fun!

easy play dough recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
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Ingredients
  • 5½ cups flour
  • 2 cups of salt
  • 8 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 1 35gm container of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 cups of water
  • red and yellow food coloring (I forgot to add this)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot (saucepan) dump in your flour.
  2. Then add the salt.
  3. Measure out the Cream of Tartar and add it to the pot.
  4. Add in your Pumpkin Pie Spice and stir.
  5. Then add the oil.
  6. And finally the water.
  7. Like I said, I totally forgot about the food coloring, but this is where you can add it too. Add the coloring until you get the desired tone of pumpkin you want.
  8. Warm the ingredients up over a medium heat. Stir, stir, stir. Mix it until you get all the lumps out.
  9. After about 5 minutes of stirring it will start to look like brown sugar. This means you are good to go.
  10. Dump the dough out onto a floured space.
  11. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and takes on a play dough consistency.
  12. Play and enjoy, but do not eat it. You can smell it. Oh, it smells amazing!
  13. We used cookie cutters and toys to make things and create. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. becki says

    My mom had a play dough recipe similar to this when we were growing up. Great memories. You can add other “flavor” scents …she used vanilla a lot. As I remember, this product lasts longer than the store bought variety. Hands need to be washed afterward b/c of the salt, though! Thanks for posting this! :)

  2. Dani says

    Oh girl! I have made homemade playdough a bagillion times but never with the smell of pumpkin pie! I’m thinking this would be a great treat for us this weekend. Although I might have to enjoy a little pumpkin latte while Charlie plays…Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. says

    I love surrounding myself with wonderful smells. It brings me lots of joy and the idea of having the play dough smell like pumpkins is just wonderful.
    My boys are older now.. 14, 12 and 11 so they don’t like playing much with playdough.. however I do have my nephews and my niece that I can make this recipe with and play with them.
    Thanks for the step by step to make it easier for us to use.
    Will tweet this now. Too good not to tweet ;-)
    All the best,
    Eren
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    • says

      Awe, thanks for the tweet and thanks for reading.

      Honestly, the play dough recipes that require cooking have always turned me away. But, once I made this one it was so easy I really wanted everyone to see how simple it is. You cook it for a very short period of time just to combine everything and get the lumps out.

      Pass the recipe on to your nieces and nephews. I bet they would love this fun fall project.

      • Eren Mckay says

        Hi Crystal,
        Will do and I’m excited to make this here at home since I believe that the smells will be very therapeutic for me.
        Blessings always,
        Eren

  4. says

    Thanks for the recipe! So great! I’m hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I’d love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I’d love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

    Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/10/fabulous-fall-link-party.html

  5. says

    OH MY!!! I LOVE pumpkin anything. I spotted this atthe bowdabra link party and just had to click. Can’t wait to try this with my girls. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. says

    Congrats, Crystal & Co! Your wonderful idea was our #1 most clicked link last week. We are featuring you on our blog, Facebook/Twitter and Pinterest Boards. You are already a contributor on our Feature Friday Board from your past submissions. Feel free to link up your crafty ideas any time on that board and we will repin them for you.

    Thanks again!
    Susie @Bowdabra
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  7. says

    Thanks for sharing on our After School LInk up. I know we’ll be making a batch of this for sure to incorperate sensory play after school. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Hope you’ll join us all year long as we share the activities we do after school with our children.

  8. Amanda says

    I made two batches of this today to send to my son’s class Halloween party! In the first batch, it took FOREVER to make it stop being tacky to the touch, so in the second batch, I started with an extra cup of flour.

    I added 60 drops of food coloring in each batch, and got a pale orange color.

    It smells great!

    Each batch made ~8 cups of play dough!

  9. Destiny Thornton says

    I’m a high school student in Early Childhood Careerscand I’m using this as a Fall Activities example. :) I love it

  10. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says

    Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe at Titus 2 Tuesday! Pinned it!

  11. says

    I absolutely loathe the way playdough smells so this is a great idea! Will have to wait until my wee one is older, though. He still tries to eat the gross stuff.

  12. Sami says

    This is so cute. My students are studying pumpkins right now and it would be great to make some of this for them, since they love play doh too. Pinning!
    Sami

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