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How To Make Fall Spice Scented Play-doh

Create Sensational Fall Spice Scented Play-doh with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, and Ginger.

As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, there's no better way to embrace the spirit of fall than by engaging in creative and sensory activities with your kids. One delightful project to try is making fall spice scented play-doh. Not only is it a fun and hands-on experience, but it also fills your home with the warm and cozy scents of the season. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the simple steps to create your very own fall scented playdough using ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

Why I Love Homemade Play-doh

Making homemade play dough can be a delightful and rewarding activity for several reasons:

1. Creativity: You can customize the colors and scents to your liking, allowing for endless creative possibilities.

2. Fun for All Ages: It's a fun project that children and adults can enjoy together, promoting bonding and quality time.

3. Sensory Play: Homemade play dough provides a tactile sensory experience, helping with fine motor skills and sensory exploration.

4. Cost-Effective: It's often more cost-effective than buying commercial play dough, and you can make larger quantities.

5. Safe and Non-Toxic: Homemade play dough recipes typically use edible ingredients, making it safer for young children who might put it in their mouths.

6. Learning Experience: Kids can learn basic chemistry and math concepts while measuring and mixing ingredients.

7. Aromatherapy: Adding scents like vanilla, or lavender can provide a calming or invigorating sensory experience.

8. Eco-Friendly: You can reduce waste by reusing containers and avoiding single-use packaging.

9. Customization: You can adjust the texture and consistency to suit your preferences, whether you want it softer or firmer.

10. Sustainable: Making your own play dough reduces the need for buying and disposing of store-bought containers, making it an Eco-friendly choice.

Overall, making homemade play dough offers a combination of creativity, learning, sensory play, and family fun that many people find appealing.

NOTE You can substitute any of the spices in this recipe. If you don't have ground cloves, you can use 4 teaspoons of cinnamon or any other spice of your choice. This recipe is kid-friendly, but be cautious as the mixture can be hot initially due to the boiling water.

Ingredients for fall spice scented Play-Doh

1 cup flour

¼ cup salt

 cup of boiling water

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons of allspice or nutmeg ( both work fine use what you have on hand )

2 teaspoons ground cloves


1. Combine Dry Ingredients In a mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger. Mix them together thoroughly. These spices will not only give your play dough a wonderful scent but also a beautiful autumn color.

2. Add Wet Ingredients Pour the vegetable oil into the dry ingredient mixture. Boil water separately and then carefully add it to the mixture. Stir everything together until it forms a dough-like consistency.

3. Knead the Dough Once it's safe to touch, transfer the dough onto a clean surface or leave it in the bowl and knead it for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and pliable.

4. Play and Explore Now, your scented fall play dough is ready to be enjoyed! Encourage your kids to explore their creativity with the dough. They can create fall-themed shapes like pumpkins, leaves, or even tiny cinnamon roll sculptures!

5. Store Properly After playtime, store the play dough in airtight containers to keep it fresh. Properly sealed, it can last for weeks.

Creating scented fall play dough with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger is a fantastic way to celebrate the season while engaging in a creative and sensory activity with your children. The warm and inviting scents of these spices will add an extra layer of enjoyment to your fall festivities. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let the autumn-inspired play dough fun begin!

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