Pumpkin Spice Scented Playdough
As room mom for The Littlest Apple’s Mother’s Day Out class, my other big project for their Fall Party was making the party favors. I decided against any food (especially candy), but had trouble thinking of an appropriate and inexpensive party favor for a class of two year olds. It seems that so many party favors are just cheap-o junk or candy, and I wanted to do something different. I turned to some of my favorite blog resources for ideas, and found the perfect party favor!
Pumpkin Spice Scented Playdough, using this basic recipe on My Montessori Journey, as seen on Counting Coconuts. I love the idea of making seasonal/themed playdough with scents and colors, so I may do this again soon. This came together SO easily. I was really amazed that I could throw a few basic pantry staples in a pan and come up with playdough! I added about 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice, and I used Wilton Orange Icing Color for that vivid orange color. (So much easier than trying to mix red and yellow food coloring drops to get the perfect orange!)
For the party favor, I used some great little Tupperware-esque containers I found at Hobby Lobby that were the perfect size. I picked the ones with the green lid for a pumpkin-y look. The original plan was to pair the playdough with a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, but I found some great leaf and acorn shapes, and went with those instead!
This playdough has been a big hit at our house over the last few days. The Littlest Apple LOVES it, and he doesn’t usually spend much time with playdough. He’s had fun using the cookie cutters and a little child-friendly knife to cut the playdough.
If you haven’t ever tried making your own playdough, you MUST try this!