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Homemade Playdoh Pumpkins

Making homemade playdoh was on our summer bucket list and since we are now into autumn I thought we needed to cross it off our list! All of the stores are now carrying the fun fall decorations and it was easy to pick up some craft supplies . We had a great time making our homemade playdoh pumpkins.

Homemade Playdoh Pumpkins

I used Martha Stewart’s homemade playdoh recipe with a couple adaptions. It is our Kindergarten teachers favorite recipe and it lasted the whole school year which is amazing.

Homemade Playdoh Recipe

2 cups flour {though you will need more set aside}

1 cup salt

2 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

2 cups cold water

Food coloring

1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the 2 cups of flour, salt, cream of tartar, and water.

2. Cook uncovered over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Stir constantly until the dough is formed.

3. As I was stirring the dough, first with a spoon and then kneading it with my hands, I kept adding more flour until it was no longer sticky and became the consistency I wanted.

4. Divide the dough thinking about how many colors you’d like. I wanted most of the dough orange for the pumpkin with a little left aside to make my stems. Green would have been ideal, but I didn’t have that so ours is a mix of orange and blue and think it came out nice. Add drops of food coloring to each portion and knead the color into the dough to distribute it evenly. 

5. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container. It should stay nice and soft for a long time.

Homemade Playdoh Pumpkins

Guess where I found the cute accessories for our pumpkins? Target dollar section of course! I was also roaming around Amazon and found these which I think would work great too – Foam Pumpkin Stickers or Character Pumpkin Push Ins (which are definitely reusable!) like Star Wars, Disney, Mr. Potato Head, etc.

Or use what craft materials or misc items you find at home. Buttons, stickers, yarn, felt, sticks, sequins, pom poms, wiggle eyes, plastic spiders.

Mummy Homemade Playdoh Pumpkin

For the mummy just use good ol’ gauze.

Not only will the kids love to knead the dough as you are making it, but how great is to put all of the pieces on to create your pumpkin characters? The possibilities are endless!

Homemade Playdoh Pumpkins

Get out the rolling pin because the kids always like that. And use toothpicks or 2-sided craft tape roller (which is usually easy to remove) to help hold in your objects. Hours of fun!

Homemade Playdoh Pumpkins

Are you ready to make homemade playdoh pumpkins with your family?

For more pumpkin fun check out our Pumpkin Popcorn Balls!

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