Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin PlayDough

Pumpkin Playdough

With Halloween approaching, Pumpkins are currently hot topic in our household. My little lovely finds them fascinating and cannot wait to get involved with decorating and carving pumpkins.

In the meantime, I thought that I would surprise her with some Pumpkin Playdough as an after school treat.

The recipe I used is non-cook (perfect!) and very simple.

Pumpkin Playdough – Ingredients

Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin Playdough1 Cup of Plain Flour
Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin Playdough½ Cup of Salt
Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin Playdough1 Cup of Water
Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin Playdough1 Sachet of Cream of Tartar or 2 tbsp
Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin Playdough1 tbsp oil
Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin PlaydoughNeon Orange Food Colouring Gel

Extras –

Craft Ideas for Kids - Pumpkin PlaydoughPumpkin and Star Sequins Glitter

Pumpkin Playdough – Method

1. Add a couple of droplets of food colouring to a cup of boiled water.
2. Place the flour, salt and cream of tartar into a bowl and mix.
3. Gradually add water until the consistency thickens and becomes ‘dough’ like.
4. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. If it’s too dry, add more water.
5. Knead the dough until smooth and roll into a ball.
6. Decorate.

The power of suggestion is a wonderful thing and whilst Olivia has played with playdough many times, the ‘Pumpkin Playdough‘ was new an exciting. Needless to say, she was delighted and for now, it satisfied her Pumpkin fascination.