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