Kids love to create while they learn. Classroom recipes are the perfect way to make learning hands-on and memorable!
My boys love to make homemade playdough, especially pumpkin playdough!
This recipe is so easy and it only requires two ingredients. This makes it perfect for the classroom!
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
- cornstarch (the amount will vary, we used about 2 cups+)
Dump the can of pumpkin puree into a bowl.
Begin to shake in the cornstarch about half a cup at a time. Use a spoon or spatula to stir and combine.
Each brand of puree has a different level of moisture, so the amount of cornstarch used will be based on the moisture level.
We used the Trader Joe brand puree and easily used 2 cups of cornstarch.
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough Video (part 1)
Stir and add until it reaches a playdough-like texture.
Feel with your hands to ensure it is no longer sticky.
Keep adding cornstarch until it is no longer sticky.
If you accidentally add too much cornstarch, just add a few drops of water to soften it back up.
You can also add a few tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice for an extra festive scent.
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough (part 2
The playdough should be the same consistency as regular store bough playdough.
Place it on a work station and let them play.
We used cookie cutters, rolling pins, Lego’s, etc., to make fun creations.
My boys loved this.
It is a great opportunity to work in some life skills and let them help “cook”.
Store this in a Ziplock bag in the fridge for about 5 days.
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Crystal is a Dallas Mom Blogger raising a houseful of boys. She is passionate about homeschooling her children, sharing activities for kids, as well as mommy resources and solutions like easy recipes for busy families.