Have FUN with your kids this fall with this Allergy-Friendly Edible Pumpkin Play Dough DIY & Fall Play Date Ideas.
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Edible Pumpkin Play Dough DIY & Fall Play Date Ideas
Pumpkin! Give us everything pumpkin!
While the calendar may say that we are officially in fall, the temperatures here in Florida are keeping us HOT, HOT, HOT! So when our church playgroup was getting together for our weekly play date, I knew that I wanted to bring a little fall LOVE into the mix.
Inspired by favorite flavor of the season, I made this easy and allergy-friendly Edible Pumpkin Play Dough DIY for the perfect fall play date. With sensory play and a whole lot of messy fun, our kids were definitely getting into the spirit of fall.
Ready to make your own pumpkin play dough? Only 3 ingredients are needed!
It’s inevitable, right? Toddlers + play dough = something going in the mouth. Not saying that we’d ever want this to happen…but if it did, we are ready with this fun twist on a classic kid activity!
Grab your Allergy-friendly Edible Pumpkin Play Dough Ingredients:
What You Will Need
- (1) 16 oz can of pumpkin
- 2 cups of cornstarch
- 1 TBSP of cinnamon
- OPTIONAL Sensory Play Food: We added some delicious extras to our dough for extended sensory play! Pumpkin Seeds, Chocolate Candies and Sprinkles were definitely fun additions for tactile and edible play!
- Mix pumpkin and cinnamon in a medium/large bowl.
- Gradually add cornstarch until the mixture is doughy but not sticky
- Keep refrigerated until ready for play.
- Use sensory play food as desired to mix into your play dough. HAVE FUN! (FYI, 1 can made enough for 6-7 kids)
Fall Play Date Ideas for Toddlers
I was so excited to share our new fall inspired play dough with our friends. Snacks, drinks, and dough in hand, we headed to our local park for play time fun! (I mean what’s fall without a little outdoors?)
Feeling the fall spirit, I even turned peach and mandarin orange fruit cups into pumpkins! Just place the cups lid side down and glue on green construction paper and green pipe cleaner stems. Easy-peasy!
As expected, this fall play dough ended up being a HUGE success! The kids loved squishing,
even eating the dough! And the sensory play food added to the fun!
Moms were relieved to know that I had thought to make a special allergy-friendly dough for our sensitive kids. But with lots of discovery, exploration and play…you know what that means? MESS!
Good thing I had lots of WaterWipes on hand! Our allergy-friendly and chemical-free wipe made play dough clean up a breeze. And the moms loved hearing why our family absolutely LOVES these wipes!
- WaterWipes, a premium European brand, is a chemical free baby wipe that contains only two ingredients, 99.9% purified Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. THAT’S IT!
- Both durable and effective without containing any of the harmful chemicals found in other baby wipes, WaterWipes proves a safer, natural option for your family.
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WaterWipes was the perfect tool for our fall inspired play date! While there may not be fall weather yet in Florida, we certainly can enjoy the BEST that the season has to offer. Our Edible Pumpkin Play Dough and Fall Play Date was a wonderful way to kick-off the season with pumpkin, spice and everything messy FUN! Need another messy toddler craft idea? Check out our Apple Craft!
Don’t forget to pin this allergy-friendly edible pumpkin play dough for your next fall play date!
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Kelly Hutchinson says
I have made a lot of play dough for the kids, but never edible play dough. This would be perfect for my kids.
Allison Swain says
Wow what a cool idea! That looks fun and tasty !
Debbie L says
I will be looking for Water Wipes. This is the first I have heard of this brand. Natural is so important
Darlene Cruz says
Thank you what a great idea. I will do this with my grandchildren Thanksgiving day.
Look at all that fun. We love a good wipe, Thank you for sharing.
Margot C says
It’s pumpkin flavored everything season, so why not! As for those waterwipes I would totally use them but I’ve never seen them in the store.
This is a great idea for a Harvest Day Party! I love that you had kid safe wipes!
Amber C. says
Oh wow I didn’t even know something like this was possible! How Cool! My son would LOVE this!
Sue M. says
Wow, edible play dough is a pretty clever idea! Thanks a lot for sharing this!
Betsy Rubendall Barnes says
Oooh, I bet this edible pumpkin play dough smells yummy! Such a cool idea! I would definitely use the Water Wipes for after play dough clean up 🙂
maria s. says
I always make play dough for my nieces but they have never had an edible one before. They are going to love this. I think we will add some sprinkles and edible glitter to it.
lana simanovicki says
we like making pladough but this is better
Miles Imhoff says
I could sculpt myself a splendid model house, and then eat it like a movie monster. 😀
Laura J says
Oh the edible pumpkin play dough sounds so neat! How fun! I have to make that for us to play with! Haha..I have to admit…I love to play with it too! 🙂 I need to try those Water Wipes! I have not heard of those before…love they do not have all the chemicals!
Kelly O says
What a fantastic idea. We are having a Halloween party and the pumpkin play dough will be perfect. Plus I wont’ have to stress about the younger kids eating it, as those ingredients are all quite edible! Love it thanks.
Jane Ritz says
It looks like the kids really enjoy that. I would have never thought of making pumpkin play doh. I’ amazed.
Dorothy Boucher says
I am so looking forward to trying this tomorrow with one of my grandgirls, I am watching her while mommy goes to work, so we will have fun playing with this dough ..
This is great. I am going to do this when the grandchildren visit next.
molli vandehey says
this is an awesome idea! thanks so much, the kids will love it
Darlene Ysaguirre says
The mandarin oranges look like little pumpkins how Cute! what a great idea edible playdoh especially since my little one cant help but try to eat it every time he plays with paydoh.