Monday, September 23, 2013

Something Smells Yummy!

Really?  Hard to believe that something that starts out looking like this could smell soooo good!  To celebrate the arrival of fall I decided to gift each of my kiddos with a container of pumpkin spice play-doh and let me tell you it smells yummy in my house right now!  I decided to go with the "cook" version of play-doh and it was super simple and quick.  From start to finish - less than a half hour:)

5 1/2 cups flour 
2 cups salt
8 tsp cream of tartar
1 tin of pumpkin spice
3/4 cup oil
4 cups of water

You simply add all the ingredients to the pot, stir on medium until all the lumps are out and then knead on a flour covered counter.

You have to add quite a bit of flour when you are kneading it but it is beautiful to work with - not really sticky.  I have 20 kids so each child got exactly 1/2 cup (Yes, I measured!).  Instead of using ziplock bags like I have in the past I bought actual containers and I figure I will reuse them each year.  In the long run I think it is more economical and the play-doh will last longer.  

I can't wait to give it to my students tomorrow - they will just love it!

I hope you had a good Monday!

Bye for now,


  1. Love it Natalie! It's a great idea and I LOVE the little containers for storage. Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  2. I love this idea for a special (non-edible, but smells so good!) reward! Thanks so much! :)