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No Cook Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Oh, friends – there is just something about fall, isn’t there? Every year, I tell myself not to rush summer and to appreciate all the blessings that summer brings. And I truly do…but I would by lying to myself if I said that I don’t enjoy fall most of all! I love everything about it.


My kids love playdough all year round, so we whipped up this simple recipe for a No Cook Pumpkin Spice Playdough that is perfect for fall! If you don’t have essential oils, you can skip that as they are optional. Just use any pumpkin pie spice you have around your cabinets.


Enjoy creating with your kiddos! We only homeschool four days a week, which leaves Fridays for fun projects like this!


No Cook Pumpkin Spice Playdough



1 cup flour
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup boiling water
Food coloring (there are natural options!)

Optional: essential oils like, clove, nutmeg, thieves etc




1. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and cinnamon.
2. Combine the oils and food coloring with the boiling water. Stir the oily water into the dry
ingredients. If you want to add some essential oils, now is when you would mix a few drops in. Mix well.
3. Remove the dough and knead until it is no longer sticky.









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  • Reply
    August 19, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I never thought to add pumpkin spice. What a great idea!! Perfect for fall too.

  • Reply
    Gina Abernathy
    August 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I bet this smells AmAzInG!

  • Reply
    August 23, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    This is such a great idea. Homemade play-dough is already a good concept, but something that smells really nice is a bonus. Regular play-dough usually smells terrible.. but pumpkin? Yes please!

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