Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Edible Homemade Pumpkin Playdough

Who here is making something pumpkin flavored for Thanksgiving?!  I know I have a recipe in mind, but it doesn't use the entire can.  This playdough recipe is great for using that leftover canned pumpkin!

What You Need:
Canned Pumpkin
Pumpkin Pie Spice (optional)

How to Make It:
  1. Mix your canned pumpkin in a bowl until you have a smooth consistency.  I used about a half can.  
  2. If desired, add some sprinkles of pumpkin spice so that your mixture starts to smell delicious and fall-like.
  3. Slowly add in your cornstarch and stir.  The dough will start trying out and you can switch to kneading.  The dough should be dry enough to roll into a ball, but not so dry that it is crumbling.  You also don't want the dough to stick to your hands.   
    • If the dough is sticking to your hands --> add more cornstarch!  
    • If the dough is crumbling --> add a small amount of water!

This pumpkin playdough will keep in an airtight container for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator.  When you get it out of the fridge, you will probably need to knead it again and add a bit of water to soften the mixture.

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Here are some pics of Carson enjoying his playdough....
It really is edible!  Not tasty, but totally safe!

Testing the bouncing capabilities :)

He was throwing it around and threw it right off the tray!

Dixie was curious :)




  1. OMIGOSH! I love it! Such a good idea!

  2. Just in time to make it for my LOand nieces and nephew in town for Thanksgiving!