As a work at home mom I sometimes need to find things to occupy my toddler during the baby’s nap time so I can get things done. Irony is me making the toddler homemade pumpkin pie play doh to play with so that he will be occupied long enough for me to write a blog post about how to make pumpkin pie play doh. I cannot even take the credit for the idea, as a friend mentioned she was making pumpkin spice play doh
last week. I took that idea and expanded on it, making it pumpkin pie play doh.
I have a play kitchen I found at our town wide yard sale this past spring for $5. I love having the play kitchen in the real kitchen so the toddler can mimic me cooking while also staying out of the way. He even has his own baking supplies, like cookie cutters and a pretend roller, he usually pulls out when I make play dough. He plays with it like it is cookie dough and then eats it. Most of the play dohs I create are edible, like the peeps play doh I made a few months ago.
I didn’t use peeps this time around, but did use marshmallows. I feel they make the best edible play dohs, and are always easy to find. In the summer unused ones can become smores, and in the winter unused ones can get plopped into hot chocolate. Other homemade play doh recipes I hear have corn starch, which we never use and would just sit in the cabinet taking up space forever.
- 4-5 cups marshmallows
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 2 cups corn starch
- 2 table spoons pumpkin pie spice
- Melt coconut oil in a pot over low heat.
- Add marshmallows, constantly stirring until melted. Once melted turn off the stove and mix in the corn starch.
- Let cool a little, then knead in the pumpkin pie spice.
- Stir in 2 cups of corn starch. The texture will immediately change to a fluffy cloud-like mixture.
- In two separate bowls, add ¼ cup corn starch and 15-20 drops of food coloring color to each bowl.
- Place half the mixture in each bowl. Then, using your hands knead the dough into the food coloring.
- Once it has picked up most of the food coloring, then knead the dough in your hands until it's soft, pliable, and equally colored.
- If the dough feels sticky, add ¼ cup of corn starch to the bowl and knead the dough into it.