Pumpkin Scented Cloud Dough

The other day I whipped up a batch of pumpkin scented cloud dough for Rosie to explore!

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 This cloud dough smells just like pumpkin pie! 

Pumpkin scented cloud dough Recipe

  • 7 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of orange powdered tempera paint (or crushed chalk)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • Pumpkin pie spice- (easily found in the spice aisle at any major grocery store or Walmart)

Mix the powdered paint and flour together.  If you do not have powdered paint on hand you can use crushed sidewalk chalk.  We used powdered paint here but have used chalk to color cloud dough in the past and both work great! Once the flour is colored,  sprinkle in some pumpkin pie spice.  I didn't measure.  I just added it until the flour smelled just like pumpkin pie.  A little spice goes a long way so you don't need a lot.  Then add the vegetable oil and slowly mix it together.  Continue mixing until you have a slightly damp mold-able sand-like material also known as cloud dough!

Pumpkin scented cloud dough

Once the cloud dough was mixed well, it was time to play!

I gave Rosie muffin tins, cupcake liners, and cake pans so that she could make pumpkin treats!

Pumpkin scented cloud dough

 She had lots of fun whipping up an array of sweets from pumpkin pies to muffins

Everything smelled divine, too!  Rosie couldn't stop smelling her creations.  They smelled just like real homemade pumpkin pie!

Once she was done "baking" we set up a pumpkin bakery as a way to extend the play

Pumpkin scented cloud dough

Rosie had lots of fun pretending to ring me up

Pumpkin scented cloud dough
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Then we put our pumpkin scented cloud dough away for another day.

The next time we carve pumpkins, I plan to add the seeds to our cloud dough to give it more texture.  I have a few other fun ideas in store for this fabulous smelling batch of cloud dough too!

Jewel couldn't join in the fun of this activity because I knew she would want to eat the pumpkin scented cloud dough just as she did the pumpkin play dough we played with the other day.  So I whipped up another fun batch of cloud dough for the girls to play with together.  What other kind of cloud dough do you think I might have come up with?  Check back with us to see!

We have lots of other scented cloud dough ideas too! Peppermint and sugar cookie for Christmas, chocolate for Easter.... the possibilities are endless!

Check out our Autumn Pinterest board for lots of other fun Fall play ideas!

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