Curly Crafty Mom: Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

I love to make little favors for the kids to give out to their classmates on Halloween, and for Autumn's class I decided to make Pumpkin Pie Play dough. My Mom was sweet enough to make two big batches of homemade play dough on Friday for me while I was at work. She added a Wilton pumpkiny colored food coloring to it and also some cinnamon spices to give it a pumpkiny smell. If you need her recipe, send me a message... my Mom has the best homemade play dough recipe!

Another reason this was such an easy craft is because I only needed to make 12 balls of it for her classmates. If she had a really large class, I would have done something simpler! What I did first was I took the play dough and divided it in halves, so that I had equal portions for 12 balls. Each ball was a 1/2 cup.

Then I put them in little cellophane bags that Brian got for me at Hobby Lobby, and I tied them with green ribbon (green, symbolizing the pumpkin stem!) ,

Then I made custom tags... I have Adobe InDesign so this was really easy for me. 

Then I hole punched each tag, and tied it to the bag of the play dough. 

Then I took a thin and black Sharpie marker, and I made a simple jack-o-lantern face on the cellophane bag. SUPER easy.

Autumn's favorite thing right now is play dough, and her teacher does a lot of play dough projects in class, so this will be perfect. It really does smell like pumpkin pie, too!

I put them in a pumpkin trick or treat bucket, and she will hand them out to her classmates at the Halloween party. Yay!

Now for Nathan's class... I am making PUMPKIN POOP. Its basically cheese puffs in a bag, labeled pumpkin POOP. I am unsure if the word 'poop' is ok to use on labels for these, so I may coward out and just label them pumpkin candy or something. Any suggestions?!!

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough Recipe

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1/3 of the jar of pumpkin pie spice (the tiny jar)
maple extract
vanilla extract
food coloring

Combine the dry ingredients and the oil. Slowly add the water. Add a few dashes of each of the extracts and a few drops of red and yellow food coloring. Cook over medium heat, stirring until stiff.
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