Pumpkin Playdough: A special Halloween treat

creating pumpkin playdough

As part of the celebration at my daughter’s preschool last year, all of the kids from the entire school go trick-or-treating through the halls.  Parents line the path and pass out NON-FOOD-ITEMS … 100 of them (there’s lots of kids at the school!).  So, my four-year-old daughter and I decided to make Pumpkin Playdough for all of her school friends.

We used a basic recipe (you can find it here) and then added red & yellow food coloring and some pumpkin pie spice for a great smell.

Mixing the pumpkin playdough …

Mixing up the play dough


All cooked and mixed …

One batch of Pumpkin Playdough


I found some small sealable bags at the dollar store that we put a handful of the pumpkin playdough in.  I printed out labels (just to make sure the parents knew what it was!) and Honor had the job of putting the labels on the bag …

putting on the labels

The treat was a hit!

Pumpkin Playdough treat

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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