No Cook Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

OK, first day of Fall in 2020 and things have changed a lot this year for everyone. But I want to make it the best I can for my kiddos. That’s why I made this no cook pumpkin spice play dough especially for them. We had tons of fun creating this play dough and of course spending lots of time playing with it as well.

play dough

I have made gingerbread play dough two years ago with the kids around Christmas time. We did cook that on the stove top, and it came out great. But I decided to try to create the play dough with no cook recipe so it could be easy for kids to help make. Plus, when I was a preschool teacher, I would have loved this recipe to have for my kiddos.

no cook play dough

I added the play dough in little mason jars and this batch fills about 10 mini mason jars.  It last longer when it is sealed properly, and it makes a nice way to store it. You can also half the recipe if you don’t need as much and experiment with different scents as well. Maybe adding some peppermint oils in the play dough might be a nice touch too.

pumpkin spice play dough

What you will need…

  • 3 Cups of all-purpose flour (and a little extra)
  • ½ cup of salt
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 tbsp. Cream of tartar
  • ½ can of pumpkin puree (check out here what I did with the other half of puree)
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon spice
  • 1tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ of boiling water
  • Yellow and red food coloring to add color
play dough

Recipe for Play Dough:

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Make sure your children get involved with measuring, its so much fun for them and they are learning so much. Add your oil and food coloring and then your boiling water. I added my water in a glass measuring cup and microwaved for 2 ½ minutes. If you are in a class room, you can use a coffee pot. Just run it through with just water to heat up. Mix everything together and LET IT COOL. I put it on the tray and added more flour to help with it being a little sticky and once I kneed it together it started to form and smell amazing.

In Conclusion

My kids already love playing with play dough but when you add different colors and scents to them, they get more excited. This play dough recipe is a good DIY project and and can be used for all kinds of themes. ( I might use this at the boys next birthday party, it would be easy ideas for the kids to do and they can take something home.) Play dough is so good for fine motor skills and we try to play with it at least every other day. I pull it out and add different cutters to go along with a book or different theme we talk about. Check out my Halloween activities here!

play dough

If you enjoyed this no cook play dough recipe, please share, and save to come back to it. This recipe was so easy to make and the kiddos had a blast. If you are interested in following me on Facebook, I would love to see you there. Happy Fall y’all. Love ya, Mary xoxo


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