Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe
Homemade playdough that smells just pumpkin pie!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 10 large portions
- 5½ cups all-purpose white flour
- 2 cups salt
- 2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
- 3 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice or see notes if you don't have pumpkin spice
- ¾ cup oil
- 4 cups water
- ¼ cup orange glitter
- orange food coloring, gel or liquid (or red and yellow dye, mixed together)
Add the flour, salt, cream of tarter, pumpkin spice, and glitter to a large pan. Stir.
Add the oil, water and food coloring. Stir. I dipped a toothpick in my gel food coloring twice and add it to the mix. You can add the food coloring slow and see how the color looks.
Set the pan over medium heat on the stove top. Keep stirring the dough. Mine took 7 minutes to form in to a thick playdough. You will know when it is ready when it starts to darken. Keep stirring and turn down the heat if it seems to start sticking.
Remove from heat quickly and dump the dough onto a floured counter top.
Let the playdough cool down enough that you can handle it, about 5 minutes.
Start kneading the dough until it is smooth. (This will only take a minute or two).
Cover the dough in plastic wrap until cooled down. Then divide and transfer into little baggies or containers. Do not store warm for it will get wet from the sweat.
I store mine for 2 weeks, though it will last longer if you place in the fridge.
This is a craft playdough recipe, not for eating. This is very salty, most kids will not eat this but keep an eye on younger children.
My playdough is too dry?
Add a teaspoon of oil at a time and continue to knead until it stops cracking.
My playdough is too wet?
You may need to cook longer or you can add more flour a teaspoon at a time and continue kneading.
I don't have pumpkin spice mix, what can I use?
Use cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Or whatever you have on hand!