Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Play Dough

Instead of giving David's class candy treats, we decided to give out pumpkin play dough. It turned out really well

To start, put 2 cups of flour, 2 Tablespoons of oil, 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of water, 1 Tablespoon of cream of tartar, and 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice. Mix that in a microwavable bowl with a whisk.

Next, add the food coloring. (I did 40 drops of yellow and 8 drops of red.)

Next, place it in the microwave for 1 minute. Pull it out and stir. Place back in for another minute. Continue this until the mixture becomes a dough. It took mine 4 minutes.

When you pull the dough from the bowl, it becomes very soft and pliable. Knead it for a couple of minutes.

Each batch of dough filled 17 plastic containers. 

We put the lids on the container and drew on a pumpkin face. 

David wanted to add more faces on the sides of the containers for his friends.