Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn Scented Play Dough (Version 1)

I love to make home-made play dough.  I love the colors of store bought play dough, but 1 can just isn't enough for the entire class, and it drives me nuts when the colors get mixed (I may be a bit OCD), my recipe makes a big batch, so everyone can use it at the same time.

In the fall I always make scented play dough because I love fall scents.  The recipe that I want to share with you today is for Apple Pie Play Dough (check back on Thursday for my Pumpkin Pie Play Dough Recipe!).  I love this recipe because it doesn't use a ton of salt or oil, which makes the play dough much more soft and less greasy.


This recipe is so easy, just mix the following ingredients in a large saucepan:
2 cups of flour
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tarter
1 tablespoon apple pie spice
food coloring (I used Wilton gel food coloring in burgundy, but you can use red liquid food coloring too)

stir over medium heat until the dough forms a uniform ball (it should look dry).  Place the play dough on the counter top and let it cool until you can touch it.  Knead it for a few minutes, and let it cool before putting it in an airtight container for storage.  

This recipe can also be made in an electric skillet if you want to do it in the classroom.  


For more great preschool recipes check out my classroom recipes pin board and stop back here on Thursday for my Pumpkin Pie Play Dough recipe. 


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