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Autumn Play Dough Recipe (Version 2)

On Tuesday I shared my recipe for Apple Pie Play Dough. Today I’ve got one for Pumpkin Pie Play Dough – it’s very, very, very similar.

This recipe is so easy, just mix the following ingredients in a large saucepan:
2 cups of flour
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tarter
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
food coloring (I used Wilton gel food coloring in copper, but you can use red and yellow liquid food coloring too)
stir over medium heat until the dough forms a uniform ball (it should look dry).  Place the play dough on the counter top and let it cool until you can touch it.  Knead it for a few minutes, and let it cool before putting it in an airtight container for storage.  
This recipe can also be made in an electric skillet if you want to do it in the classroom.  
These two recipes are great to have in your back pocket – you can use them for sensory activities (exploring scents and spices), but they are also wonderful for dramatic play (put them out with tin pie pans and spatulas), and for use with play dough mats for math and language activities.  

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