Friday, November 18, 2011

pumpkin play dough

We went to my friend Lindsy's house for preschool yesterday and had lots of fun making turkeys with paint swatches as feathers, playing with play dough, eating mini pies, etc.  This is a great recipe for pumpkin playdough.  It smells delicious!  Almost good enough to eat but don't!

pumpkin play dough (blog:  Preschool Alphabet
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1/3 of the jar of pumpkin pie spice (the tiny jar)
maple extract
vanilla extract
food coloring

Combine the dry ingredients and the oil.  Slowly add the water.  Add a few dashes of each of the extracts and a few drops of red and yellow food coloring.  Cook over medium heat, stirring until stiff.  As it mixes you can see if you'll need more food dye.  Turn out onto wax paper.  

What Lindsy had to say- The pumpkin pie spice was too spicy by itself; the extracts made it smell sweeter like a pumpkin pie.  Sniff the dough and if it smells too spicy add more extract.  If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour.  If it's too dry add a few drops of water.

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