Hey everyone! It’s time for our 12 Months of Sensory Dough linkup! Every month, I’m honored to co-host this linky with 11 other bloggers, including Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures, Val & Alex at Glittering Muffins, Devany at Still Playing School, Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands, Kimberly at Natural Beach Living, Melissa Ann at The Eyes of a Boy, Nicolette at Powerful Mothering, Amy at Wildflower Ramblings, Rachel at I Heart Crafty Things, Michelle at Delightful Learning, and Jennifer at The Life of Jennifer Dawn!
Fall is in the air! We’ve been enjoying our sensory dough this year and I thought “Why not make a fall sensory dough?” What says fall? Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
Now – I have to be honest: I’ve never tasted a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know, I know. But I’ve smelled them quite often and they smell heavenly. So – we put together a no cook playdough recipe that captures that same smell! Great for when you can’t leave your house to get a latte!
As you can see, everything in the play dough recipe is technically edible. Still, I wouldn’t call this “taste safe”, so use caution and be sure to supervise children while playing with this dough.
Originally I intended to add food coloring to turn the dough orange, but then I ended up leaving its natural color, since it looked so pretty!
To make the dough, we used the very same no cook playdough recipe that we used to make clay for our erupting volcano last summer, which uses flour, salt, water, and vegetable oil.
Then it was time to make it into pumpkin spice latte dough!
I added a generous amount of pumpkin pie spice. I didn’t use exact measurements, but I’d guess that I ended up using about 1 teaspoon. Feel free to add more if you want!
To give the dough a “Latte” smell, I added in about 2 teaspoons of coffee grounds and 2 tablespoons of non-dairy creamer.
By this point, my kitchen smelled wonderful!
See why I didn’t add the food coloring? It looked so pretty!
Naturally, we had to scoop it up into coffee cups – just for the look. 🙂 (Remember: DO NOT attempt to eat this.)
The kids loved the feel of the coffee grounds in the dough, which by the way, had the added benefit of softening everyone’s skin.
I nearly had to tear Tigger away from it. Between the scent and the texture, she was in sensory heaven!
Even Piglet loved it!
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