Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

I love making play dough with kiddos.
Tactile toys are an amazing way for kids to enjoy learning so many different skills.
Pinching and smearing,  grooving and moving
Crafting Pumpkin Spice Play Dough from

But for children with celiac disease, you need to avoid the big brand name version since it contains wheat. As much as we hope our children won't pop the dough into their mouths, that is truly a hope and not reality.

My goal for this play dough was to create something appropriate for the fall season, but inclusive to all.

Crafting a ghost in Pumpkin Spice Play Dough from

Pumpkin Spice Play Clay

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Tactile play toys that won't be a problem for any child if it gets eaten. Puree of pumpkin, honey, a bit of flour and spice creates lots of fun

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Yield: 2 cups
1/2 Cup pumpkin puree
1 cup tapioca flour or any white flour
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons (till the texture is right) honey
2 tablespoons oil

1. Smoosh till fun to play with and craft ghosts, witches and bats till you're bored

This dough will eventually dry out, but it can also mold if left damp.
I hold onto this dough for up to 2 weeks or bake the finished items at 200 degrees if they need to be kept forever.  They smell amazing and work well as ornaments or place cards too.

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