No-Cook Pumpkin Themed Play Dough Recipe
This play dough recipe is sometimes referred to as “Cloud Dough” because of how soft and smooth it is.
Now I should clarify right off the bat that there is no pumpkin in this recipe.
In fact, it’s not an edible play dough, so if you have a toddler who is constantly putting things in their mouth, this would probably NOT be a good activity for you at this time.
What we’re going to do is take a very simple, no-cook play dough recipe and dress it up just a but to make little pumpkins with it.
A nice extra touch is to add a dash of pumpkin pie spice (or a combo of cinnamon & nutmeg) to your dough.
NOTE: In the future, if you ever want to make this same cloud dough recipe but don’t care about the pumpkin theme, feel free to use a scented conditioner.
Strawberry-scented conditioner, for example, will give your dough a pretty pink color as well as a great smell.
You can do a lot of mixing and matching and experimenting using the basic recipe.
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How Long Does this Dough Last?
This “cloud dough” doesn’t last as long as many traditional play dough recipes.
After about a week it will start to dry out.
However, don’t toss it in the trash just yet. You can revive it by adding a little more hair conditioner to it and kneaded it in.
Pumpkin Playdough Ingredients & Supplies
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 1 cup white hair conditioner
- 10-20 drops orange food coloring
- Mixing bowl
- Pumpkin cookie cutters (you could use use a circle and then pinch the dough at the top)
- Green pipe cleaner (cut to about 2-3 inches each)
- Googly eyes (not pictured)
- Plastic mat
Play Dough Directions
- Add the cornstarch and hair condition to the mixing bowl.
- Add the food coloring.
- Stir the cornstarch, hair conditioner, and food coloring together and mix well.
- Once it’s mixed well, put the dough on a plastic mat and begin kneading it with your hands.
- Your dough is ready when it gets a soft, silky, texture and looks something like this:
- Use the cookie cutters, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners to create a pumpkin face!
- Store dough in an airtight container (either a Ziploc bag or a Tupperware-style container) when you’re finished using it.