Big Pumpkin
Cooking a Pie Pumpkin

Make-Your-Own Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Make this play dough after reading Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman.

We have several more Big Pumpkin activities, including pumpkin pie with cinnamon oat crust, a pumpkin patch art activity, and more!

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 15 drops yellow food coloring
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the flour, salt cream of tarter, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. 
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  2. Add the oil, water, and food colorings and stir until smooth. 
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until it forms a ball. It will get very lumpy, but it will all come together. It takes about 5-8 minutes.
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  4. Let cool. Knead until smooth. 
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  5. Play!
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