On the days that Megan goes to school and Molly stays home, Molly is a little forlorn. She misses Megan and wishes she didn't have to stay home with the "babies." So I try and do something special with her on these days. Today we made Pumpkin Pie Playdough and she LOVED it! It was super easy, and smelled so good. I had to share the recipe with you.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup water
Food coloring (we used 6 drops of red and 15 drops of yellow)
Combine the dry ingredients in a nonstick saucepan.
Add the oil, water, and food coloring and whisk until smooth.
Stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, cook the mixture over medium heat until it forms a ball, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Turn the dough onto a counter, let it cool slightly, then knead the dough until it has a smooth texture, about 1 minute.
The dough will keep up to a week in a ziplock bag.
I thought it would be fun to make some "stems" for our pumpkins. I put some fusilli pasta in a ziplock bag and added 5 drops of green food coloring and a teaspoon of vinegar. I let Molly squish it all together in the sealed bag until the noodles were well colored. Thankfully everything in this recipe is non-toxic...just in case your kids try to eat it, like my little Munchie did!
Then I poured the pasta onto a cookie sheet and put it in the oven for 10 minutes at 250 degrees. (Just so the green would fully dry and not get all over the kids' fingers!)