Easy Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe (no cook) for Fall

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This no cook pumpkin spice Playdough is the perfect way to celebrate fall. It is so easy to use and it is based on our softest Playdough recipe.

This pumpkin spice recipe smells like fall! For real! I can’t wait for you to make it! We did it as a family activity with my son and my mom and those memories will be cherished forever!

Gather up the ingredients to make pumpkin spice playdough:

  • 3 cups of flour (divided in 2)
  • ½ cup of table salt
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • orange food coloring
  • 2 tsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp of cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp of pumpkin spice

Printable Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

Playdough is a great activity for kids of all ages. It is great for toddlers to work on the fine motor skills which will help them later on which their scissor skills, writing skills and coordination.

Playdough is great for older kids to work in the creativity and independent play skills.

pumpkin spice playdough

This playdough is so easy to make is an activity you can do with the kids. Because it uses boiling water make sure you have an spatula around so that you don’t burn your fingers.

If you see our video, you can see a little hand helping me from time to time. My son, 2 years old absolutely loves to cook and make all types of playdough at home with me. It is a great sensory activity and they get to feel accomplished that they helped make something.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Gather all of the materials to make pumpkin spice playdough

Boil some water using a teapot or place it in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
Add the food coloring to the water.

Mix in all the ingredients in a bowl using a spatula. Once all is mix, start adding flour a little bit at a time and knead with your hand for a few minutes until the dough stops sticking to yours fingers.

Making Playdough FAQ’s

Having trouble making playdough? Let me share some tips!

what if my playdough is too sticky?

If you’re playdough is still sticking to your fingers it needs more kneading and possibly a bit more flour.

what if my playdough cracks and crumbles up

If your playdough is too try and crumbles up, add some water to your hands and knead to add some moisture to the drought. Continue adding until you achieve a playdough that doesn’t crack but is not too wet that it sticks to the hands.

If you add too much water, then add a bit of flour.

how long does playdough last?

This playdough recipe can last up to 6 months. Salt is the preservative so it will allow it to last longer. Save it in a Tupperware container or a ziplock bag.

Some people saves the playdough in the refrigerator to last even longer than 6 months.

Want more ways to troubleshoot your playdough recipe? check out our post Why is my playdough too sticky/too dry


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