Fall Spice Play-dough

I thought it would be fun to include a play-dough recipe that Ladybug and I made the other day! We make homemade play-dough all the time. I love using homemade play dough instead of store bought because not only do we have fun making it together, but you can also make it any color and scent you want, plus I know exactly what is in it. I am a big fan of the naturally dyed play-doughs, and often use spices and herbs in our play-dough. We just made a “Fall Spice” dough that features cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves (and some fun red glitter!) and it is so much fun to play with – especially with fall themed cookie cutters!
Fall Spice Play-Dough (slightly adapted from Musings of a Stay at Home Mom
1 cup flour
1/3 cup salt
1 cup water
1 TBSP veggie oil
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
(Red glitter, optional)
In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and stir until well combined (This is Ladybug’s favorite part).
Then cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken and form a ball.
Remove from heat and allow to sit until cool though to touch (but still warm).
Knead until the dough is soft and smooth.
And store in an air tight container. 

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    [email protected] in disguise
    September 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    I make playdough for my son and it is so much fun but I never thought of making a fall spice one!
    a fun project for tomorrow!

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    Hannah Grunzke
    September 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Cool idea adding spices to your play dough! We make ours with Kool-aid so it smells good. Maybe next time I'll use orange Kool-aid and throw a little cinnamon and nutmeg in there!

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      September 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      Oh, that sounds fun!!

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    September 30, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    That is such a cool idea to make your playdough fall-scented. My mum used to make us homemade playdough, and our favourite thing was to stick our faces in the still warm dough. That sounds kind of crazy when I write it out, but it felt really nice! Now I wish I had children so I had an excuse to make your recipe. 😉

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      October 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

      I think you can totally play with playdough if you want to! Its fun! 🙂

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