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Recipe: Pumpkin pie play dough

Posted November 6, 2014

The holidays are approaching and we’ll spend the next several recipes helping stir up some fun with hands-on activities that will help you spend some quality time with your favorite lil’ chef in your kitchen!

This week, we thought we’d share a craft with you that is easy for kids of all ages to enjoy, and it will leave their lil’ hands and your kitchen smelling amazing!

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup water
food coloring (6 drops of red and 15 drops of yellow)


Combine the dry ingredients in a nonstick saucepan and turn on low heat. Add the oil, water, and food coloring and whisk constantly until smooth.

Stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, cook the mixture over medium heat until it forms a ball, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the dough onto a counter, let it cool slightly, then knead the dough until it has a smooth texture, about 1 minute. Let cool and let the imaginative thinking begin!

The dough will keep up to a week in a resealable plastic storage bag.

Susan Caldwell is the mom of two and owner of Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio, with locations in Raleigh and Charlotte. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday. For more, check's recipe database.

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  • weightrupen Nov 6, 2014

    This recipe looks great! I actually tried something like this a while back, and this just brought back so many nostalgic memories, haha! I love cooking stuff like this. I always try to find new recipes on forums and I got great ones emailed to me from and I genuinely enjoy them. Anyways, thanks for posting this dish, I really need to make this more often!