Friday, September 12, 2014


Edible Pumpkin Play Dough!

This edible pumpkin play dough smells amazing, takes only minutes to mix together, and is the perfect fall sensory activity for a group of kids!  Plus, you only need two common fall ingredients!


Play dough is one of our favorite sensory materials!  I wanted to have a fall scented play dough day, but we have two 1-year olds that still try to taste every play dough we use.  After a little thought and a little experimentation, I came up with this recipe that is perfectly edible (though I'm not in love with the flavor, lol)!!

It is also perfectly play-able!  It presses...

it squishes...

it molds... smells absolutely divine...  
(confession: Pumpkin is one of my all-time favorite smells!)

...and it is perfectly safe for our littlest friends to taste...over and over, if they want!

 In fact, everyone loved playing in it--from our 7-year old to our 1-year olds!

To make your own Edible Pumpkin Play Dough

simply mix one (15-ounce) can of pumpkin and 3 1/2 cups white flour.

Knead them together until you get a nice dough consistency, about 2-4 minutes.  If it is too dry, add a few drops of water.  If it is too sticky, add a little more flour.

That's it!  Easy peasy!

Now you just need to play!


Do you love pumpkin smells?  Check out our Pumpkin Scented Sensory Bin!  And do you use play dough?  I'd love to hear from you!

This post marks the beginning of a pumpkin sensory series this month here at Preschool Powol Packets!  Be sure to check back for more fun, and stop by my Fall & Pumpkins Pinterest Board for dozens of great ideas!

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Devany LeDrew said...

Yum! We love quick recipes here!
Thanks for linking up to Share It Saturday! I'll be featuring this post tomorrow!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks so much Devany! Quick recipes are the best!