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Fall Scented Homemade Playdough

Play with the scent of caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin pie and vanilla by making Fall Scented Homemade Playdough! This beautiful Fall craft is so fun and unique you'll want to share it with not only your kids, but with all their friends too.

Yield 2 cups


1 Batch of Playdough:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar (found in spice aisle)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon , pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract OR caramel extract to each batch made. Add more for stronger scent if desired.

Brown Playdough:

  • 1 drop red
  • 10 drops yellow
  • 2-3 drops blue

Red Playdough:

  • 20-30 drops red

Orange Playdough:

  • 10 drops red
  • 20 drops yellow


  1. Sift together flour, salt and cream of tartar. Add to pot and add water and oil. Turn stovetop on medium heat and stir constantly.
  2. Add scent of choice while stirring. When dough becomes a ball, remove from heat and add food coloring for desired color. TIP: Mix food coloring is separate bowl before adding to warm playdough. Knead until color is consistent throughout.
  3. Pair your homemade playdough with Fall cookie cutters and PLAY!

Recipe Notes

To create multiple colors and scents of playdough, several batches need to be made. One recipe yields 2 cups of playdough only.