November 23, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Playdough & Turkey Building Activity

If you are looking for a way to keep the littles or grandlittles busy on Thanksgiving, or any day for that matter, this homemade Pumpkin Pie Playdough recipe and Turkey building activity are the answer! An amazing smelling, homemade playdough is the base for fun. So much so that even grown ups will find themselves wanting to have a turn at play!

This amazing smelling homemade pumpkin pie playdough recipe and turkey making activity will keep the kids busy!

Make enough to entertain the kids and some to send home with them as well – just place inside a plastic goodie bag and add a simple handmade tag to identify the scent.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Playdough

Ingredients:

Awesome smelling pumpkin spice playdough recipe

2 cups Flour
2 cups of Water
1 c up of Salt
1 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar
2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

1.In a large saucepan over medium heat combine all ingredients except vanilla.
2.Stir constantly until mixture begins to pull away from sides of pan and forms a ball.
3.Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
4.Flip dough out onto a flour coated surface and allow it to cool enough to handle.
5.Knead dough for 1-2 minutes until it begins to soften and becomes smooth.

Cooked playdough will last for months if kept in an airtight container versus uncooked playdough.

There's lots of activities you can do with the kids and this awesome smelling pumpkin pie spice playdough!

Turkey Building Activity

To create a fun play station for Thanksgiving day or any other time you need to keep the kids busy and entertained – Pick up a round relish tray from Dollar Tree. Place playdough in the center and fill each slot with items for making turkeys or just for free play.

In our tray I placed tools like fall cookie cutters, a roller, and craft sticks for “cutting” in one, craft feathers in another, googley eyes of various sizes in the next, and finally some yellow, orange, and brown pipe cleaners cut to small lengths. You could also set out acorns, leaves, sticks, and other fall items for children to make impressions in the playdough.

Pumpkin pie spice scented playdough turkey making activity

Set tray out on a low table to invite children to play- they can build cute and wacky turkeys or just roll and shape to their hearts content!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Playdough & Turkey Building Activity
 
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Recipe type: Playdough
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups of Water
  • 1 c up of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat combine all ingredients except vanilla.
  2. Stir constantly until mixture begins to pull away from sides of pan and forms a ball.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  4. Flip dough out onto a flour coated surface and allow it to cool enough to handle.
  5. Knead dough for 1-2 minutes until it begins to soften and becomes smooth.
  6. Cooked playdough will last for months if kept in an airtight container versus uncooked playdough.

 

  About Jody: Jody is a Christian stay at home mom of 2 living in fun, and sunny Florida. She is passionate about: cooking, gardening, herbackyard chickens, reading and scrapbooking. She loves taking all kinds of things apart and remaking it on her own.

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