Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Play Dough

This week I made some seasonal play dough.  It smells like autumn, especially when cooking it on the stove.  So good.
Harvest Play Dough

I looked high and low for a pumpkin pie/harvest smelling play dough that I could just copy.  (I am trying so hard this year to not reinvent the wheel.) All of the recipes I found used pumpkin pie spice.  The two times a year I actually make pumpkin pie I use cinnamon, clove and ginger.  So I played with the spice mix until I came up with a great smelling combo. It smells like pumpkin pie and cider mill doughnuts, a warm, wonderful, cozy harvest time smell.  Of course you can play with your own spice blend to find something that smells nice to you.

Harvest Time Play DoughHarvest Play Dough Recipe 

1 cup water
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbs cream of tarter
1 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 Tbs nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1 cup all purpose flour

Combine water, vegetable oil, salt, cream of tarter, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a saucepan.  Heat over medium low heat until warm. Remove from heat.  Add flour.  Stir until combined.  Knead until completely combined and smooth.  Keep in an airtight container or bag.

This play dough is a very doughy texture, not salty.  It stills has a great elasticity and the Little Dude had a great time with it.

Harvest Time Play Dough


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  2. I love making play doh with my kids - sometimes it turns out great and others not so much but we still love it...

  3. Fun! I am saving this for later. Thanks!

  4. I've done this recipe before. Thank you for reminding me of it!

  5. I think we are going to give this a try - I bet it smells heavenly!


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