Fall is here. We live in Florida and I am having a hard time getting into a fall-ish mood with temperatures in the upper 80′s. I haven’t always lived in such a tropical climate so when this time of year rolls around I miss the cool crisp air and beautifully colored leaves. I decided that if I can’t have the fall that I long for outside I will do all that I can to create fall inside through decorations, fall-ish inspired activities, and the smell of cinnamon simmering on the stove.
The kids favorite fall inspired activity so far was making homemade pumpkin pie play dough. I was inspired by a friend (thank you Kristi at Licked By a Llama) who recently made chocolate play dough. I have made homemade play dough before but never flavored it. It is super easy, you only need to add one more ingredient…the flavor!
If you would like to make homemade pumpkin pie play dough here is what you need: 5 1/2 cups flour, 2 cups of salt, 8 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 3/4 cup oil, 1 (35 gm) container of pumpkin pie spice, 4 cups of water, and yellow & red food coloring.
It is also great to have some helpers in the kitchen…..
Simply mix your ingredients in a large pot over medium-low heat and stir until it is all combined and forms into a dough consistency (it will still be lumpy!).
Add your colors to make it orange…..
Place it on a surface coated with flour and knead it until it becomes dough. I think that Ava enjoyed the flour a tad too much!
Alex loved the smell…..
I brought out all of our Play Doh toys, rolling pin, and cookie cutters for them to work with……
Our friends brought a sweet treat for everyone to enjoy!
We all had a blast and I hear that the temperature is going to dip down to 68 degrees tomorrow night, yay fall!
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