Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Playdough!

Bunny, "Mom, because it's Veteran's Day, we don't have to do homeschool right?"
Me, "Well, we will probably do a little homeschool.  I have a project planned."
Bunny, "OH MAN, do we really have to Mom?  My other friends get the day off."
Me, "But it will be so much fun!  You see, we are going to make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Playdough!"

Bunny, "That's not a homeschool project."

Me, "Sure it is.  You could make homemade playdough at school for a project."
Bunny, "Not at the regular school.  We just do projects with paper."

Me, "Not anymore you don't."  :-)

The house smelled like a Pumpkin Spice Latte!  My hands did too.  :-)

I found the recipe at Small + Friendly

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil  (She used coconut, I used canola...)
  • 2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice (Or cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg)

Basically you just put it all in a saucepan on medium heat and stir until it turns into a ball and is not longer sticky (kinda smooth).  Then pull from the pan and let cool.

Divide up and add food coloring if you wish.

We talked about gluten and how it makes the dough stick together.  Bunny copied the recipe from the computer and Hannes read it off.  We made a triple batch and I thought I was giving Hannes a challenge when I asked him to figure the fractions times 3.  It was no sweat for his super math brain.

My arms were getting tired so the Bunny stepped in.

It was really nice to work with.  I definitely recommend making a triple batch if you want a decent amount to play with.

We added a few colors to the mix once it was cooled.  It's a good idea to wear gloves until it is all mixed in.

While I was mixing colors, Bunny stepped in and made lunch.  (He's such a big help!)

They loved it!  The texture is fantastic, probably one of the best I've used.  It keeps for a few weeks in an airtight bag or container too.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun project. Who wouldn't love the smell of a pumpkin spice latte throughout the house.


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