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Easy Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe + Activity

Easy Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe + Activity

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You’ll love this easy pumpkin pie playdough!

As much as I enjoy the carefree summer months, I am so looking forward to the cooler fall weather.

To welcome in this new season, we decided to put together a pumpkin pie-scented playdough activity for the kids.

Read on for our easy playdough recipe and the fun goodies we included in our invitation to play.

Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

What You’ll Need

Making the Pumpkin Pie Playdough

Begin by making a batch or two (we typically make one batch per child) of our one-pot playdough.

This is our tried and true recipe that is super easy to make.

Or, make our no-cook playdough using a stand mixer – SO EASY!!

While you’re mixing in the dry ingredients, simply add one teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice per batch. 

However, if you’re not up to making homemade playdough this time around, store-bought playdough will work just fine too (although it won’t have that yummy pumpkin pie spice scent of homemade playdough).

After you’ve made your playdough, allow it to cool for a few minutes, and then carefully plop it onto a sheet of parchment paper. Allow it to cool for several more minutes. While it cools, you can take out the additional supplies needed for the activity and place them in your divided tray.

After you’ve made this pumpkin pie playdough, you may want to take a look at this preschool pumpkins unit study.

How to make playdough - sharing the family recipe for playdough at @theartkit

Once your playdough has cooled enough to handle, simply make a bit of an indentation in your playdough, add some food coloring in the middle of your playdough, and fold your playdough over and over until the coloring has been incorporated.

We typically wear disposable gloves while coloring playdough, just to keep our hands from coming out rainbow-colored, but if you don’t have any on hand, you could always place the playdough (along with the food coloring that you’ve just added) on a piece of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap as a sort of shield while you fold the food coloring into the playdough.

We split our batch in half leaving one half the natural color and colored the other half orange.

Homemade Playdough with Sprinkles. There is just something about sprinkles that makes a person smile. In fact, it just might be impossible to even look at sprinkles and not instantly feel happier. Sprinkles are synonymous with birthday parties and happy celebrations, and our sprinkle playdough fits the bill. No doubt our homemade playdough recipe with sprinkle mix-ins would make for the perfect birthday party activity or party favor but why wait for a party to enjoy sprinkles? We say celebrate today and what better way than with sprinkle playdough. So, without further ado, please read on for our easy, one-pot playdough recipe and all the delicious pictures of this celebratory playdough invitation to play.

Once your playdough has been colored, place it into your divided tray, along with the other materials, and invite your child to play.

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Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

This is such a wonderful playdough. So squishy and soft! And we absolutely love the pumpkin pie spice – what a great way to welcome fall.

Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

We all had a blast with this pumpkin pie-themed playdough activity.

We made our own mini pumpkin pies (while Miss 16 months kept nibbling on playdough – apparently the playdough smelled a little too similar to pumpkin pie and she couldn’t resist trying it) and enjoyed decorating them too.

While I wouldn’t suggest eating the playdough, it is taste safe, and small quantities shouldn’t cause issues, assuming there aren’t any food allergies.

Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

We had so much fun cutting the playdough pie crust with our pastry wheel cutter. Such a great investment!

Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

A few fall-colored glass stones on top made for the perfect decoration.

Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

Even the baby enjoyed squishing her playdough into her pie pan and pressing stones and leaves on top.

Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog
Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

What a fun way to welcome the new season!

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Pumpkin pie playdough recipe and activity from The Art Kit Blog

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Courtney | Simply Happy Mama

Monday 25th of September 2017

We love to make and play with homemade playdoh at our home!

I can't wait to try this! I am excited for Fall so I am trying to round up some fun activities for the kiddos!

The Art Kit

Tuesday 26th of September 2017

We're so excited for fall too! Enjoy this activity! :)