Pumpkin Spice Playdough

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Pumpkin Spice Playdough

An aerial shot of a child's hands playing with orange playdough on a wooden surface.


  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • ¼ cup (60 ml)of salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) canola oil
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) food colouring (orange, yellow or red)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly using a wooden spatula.
  3. Continue to stir until the dough thickens and a big ball forms. It should be smooth and no longer sticky.
  4. Remove the dough from the pot and allow to cool until it can be worked by hand.
  5. Knead the dough until it’s all mixed together.
  6. Playtime!

Program Details

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
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