Fall Crafts for Kids: Edible Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

Edible Pumpkin Playdough Recipe - About A Mom

When thinking about Fall one of the first things that comes to mind is pumpkin… carving pumpkins, decorating with pumpkins, and of course eating pumpkins. It seems only natural that we would incorporate pumpkin into Fall crafts for kids. Playdough is something that my grandchildren have always enjoyed playing with. My youngest grandson is at a stage where everything goes into his mouth, so we’ve been sticking to playdough of the edible variety. This edible pumpkin playdough recipe that I came up with is both festive for the season and very fun.

Here’s What You’ll Need to Make It

Mixing bowl
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 ounces of honey
2 cups flour
2 cups powdered milk
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Red food coloring
Yellow food coloring
Plastic Container

Edible Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

Edible Pumpkin Playdough Recipe - About A Mom

Add 1 cup pumpkin to the bowl. Pour over honey and mix with spoon until well combined and smooth.

Add flour, powdered milk, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Stir the playdough until the dry ingredients are moistened. Work the dough with your hands to knead in all of the ingredients. You may need to add additional four and powdered milk at this point, 2 tablespoons at a time, until you get the consistency of bread dough.

Once all of your ingredients are combined, add 4 drops of red food coloring and 2 drops of yellow food coloring to the dough. Using your hands, knead the food coloring into the dough. This should give your playdough the bright orange color of a pumpkin.

We had fun cutting shapes out of the playdough with our Halloween cookie cutters. This edible pumpkin playdough recipe is a lot of fun to make and it doesn’t taste half bad either!

Store this edible pumpkin playdough in a plastic container with a well fitting lid, between uses.

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  1. That is such cute idea!!! I love it! So creative!

  2. What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this :)


  3. That is pure genius! Pinned and can’t wait to try it!

  4. Love this. I need to make it with my 4 year old. I pinned and tweeted this one too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is such a cool idea can’t wait to try it with my girls.

  6. Hey, add some eggs and you might have a good cookie recipe. THAT playdough sounds yummy!

  7. WOW, Monster would love this! He’s into playdough lately and it gets everywhere. I’m not sure how he would be about edible playdough because he knows not to eat it. Also, his PPCD class works with playdough often because some of the kiddos have sensory issues, I’m going to send this recipe to his teacher so she can share it also!!

  8. I LOVE this idea.

  9. Awesome idea!!

  10. What a great idea! I bet it smells great too!

  11. We love making and playing with playdough at home. I cannot wait to make this with the kids. It’ll be a perfect craft to use at our playgroup Halloween party.

  12. I know me….I would try to bake it and eat it! :)

  13. I am not sure if I could resist a bite or two, but like you said…this dough allows for that! Love this idea!

  14. How fun! Perfect for Halloween!

  15. Definitely planning on making this this season! My boys love play dough and edible?! they will be all over this!

  16. Love this! I will be using it at home and in my classroom this week!

  17. How clever – I’m loving this idea! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop! I’ve added this to my Pumpkin board on Pinterest :)

  18. I love it! I will be sure to add this to our list of to-dos this next week! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Mary Williams says:

    My son made this at daycare it smells so good! I can’t wait to make it with him here at home!

  20. Really glad this was edible because my neighbor’s daughter instantly started eating it. LOL
    I included this in my diy Halloween roundup, keep up the crafty goodness.

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  22. Michelle F. says:

    cool. will be trying this with my daughter

  23. Looks like fun to make and play with. My niece and nephew would love this, I am gonna have to share it with them!

  24. stephanie says:

    sounds like fun. i know my daughter would love this

  25. this is so neat and looks easy to make! My son will enjoy it

  26. Thanks for sharing the recipe! This is the perfect after-school activity for my daughter this fall :)

  27. Edible…pumpkin…playdough. Could there be anything cooler for a kid?? How fun!

  28. What a great idea – edible playdough – where was this when I had little ones at home? Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  29. What a great idea! I am definitely going to surprise my kids with this one day after school! So fun. Pinned!

  30. Armendina Vik says:

    does this have to be refrigerated?

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