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Friday, November 20, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

2 cups water
orange food coloring (or combine yellow and red)
1/4 cup + 1 TBSP oil
1 cup salt
4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 cup pumpkin spice
2 and 3/4 cups flour

Combine all ingredients in large pan on stove. Over medium heat, stir until most of the lumps disappear and it thickens up to a dough-like consistency. Put on countertop and knead like bread dough. Store in a air-tight container.

I saw this recipe on {The Idea Room} and had to catalogue it for future reference. I really want to try this. I love the idea of edible playdough, because don't all the kids eat it anyway?? And the only other recipe I've ever seen is made with peanut butter. But, with a husband allergic to peanuts, that's not an option around here. So, here's a great alternative. And she says it smells divine. Imagine playdough that smells good! She said this would be a great thing for your kids to play with while you got Thanksgiving Dinner ready. I think that's a great idea!!

Here are a few more yummy playdough recipes I've found recently:
From the {Foothill Home Companion}

Chocolate Play Dough
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup salt
1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
Mix dry ingredients in a medium size pot. Add wet ingredients and stir together over low heat until a ball of dough forms. Remove play dough from pot and knead by hand until dough is smooth and evenly colored. Store in airtight container.
Gingerbread Play Dough
They also made some gingerbread play dough, which doesn't smell quite as good as the chocolate, but is still nice and spicy. To make gingerbread play dough, use the same recipe as above but omit the cocoa powder and add 1/2 teaspoon allspice, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon ginger.

So much fun!

1 comment:

The Viehweg's said...

This is a great idea, and yes all kids eat play dough at least once in life.

I have another one for you

equal parts
powdered milk
peanut butter

you may need to add more powdered milk if it is too sticky

But with these ingredients you have to make sure your child is old enough to eat them. Especially the honey.

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