Aug 23 10
by cara
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Apple Pie Scented Playdough

I haven’t made any playdough in a while, and since it is back-to-school time, I thought this one would be just perfect!  (And obviously, anything apple related is perfect for my family!)  This is very similar to the Pumpkin Spice Scented Playdough that I made last fall, but this one is red and uses Apple Pie Spice instead of Pumpkin Pie Spice.  You can either purchase Apple Pie Spice or use the spices listed below as I did.

This playdough would be perfect to go along with all of those apple crafts I’m seeing on all the blogs right now!  I’ve got an apple-themed sensory bin (inspired by No Time For Flashcards) coming soon!

Apple Pie Scented Playdough


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt (use iodized, not kosher for smoother dough)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • Red food coloring (I use the Wilton gel colors)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

Stir ingredients together well in pot.  Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball.  Turn dough onto a board (or the countertop) and knead until very smooth.  Cool.  Store in a covered plastic container.

If I was really on-the-ball, I would have given The Littlest Apple an apple shaped cookie cutter.  Need to get one of those!  For now, we’re using our fall leaves, some cinnamon sticks, popsicle sticks, and a rolling pin.

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