A big warm batch of freshly homemade spiced pumpkin playdough is perfect for playtime on an autumn day. The warmth of the playdough combined with sweet spices like cinnamon and cardamom creates a lovely aromatic experience. Plus this recipe offers color from herbs and spices, no food coloring here! Be sure to provide cinnamon sticks, anise stars, and whole cloves to further enhance play.
I love to make playdough with preschoolers and young elementary aged children. Adding herbs to playdough offers a wonderful hands-on way to introduce and familiarize young children with herbs. This spiced pumpkin playdough is no exception! It smells fantastic and inspires the imagination!
Use a little cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes from the playdough. Bag them up and give away to friends as a fun and healthy alternative to traditional Halloween candy.
Adapted from Mama Rosemary Be sure to have to invite the kiddos join you in the kitchen to help with all the measuring and stirring! 2 cup flour or make it gluten-free by substituting 1 cup each rice flour and cornstarch
Pumpkin Playdough With Sweet Herbs
1 cup salt
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil such as coconut, olive oil, or even shea butter
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cup of strongly brewed rooibos tea which creates a light orange color
Ground spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cardamom
Adapted from Mama Rosemary
Be sure to have to invite the kiddos join you in the kitchen to help with all the measuring and stirring!
2 cup flour or make it gluten-free by substituting 1 cup each rice flour and cornstarch
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