Cinnamon Scented Playdough and Fall Colors Playdough {2 Recipes!!)

Is there anything better than playdough?    Playdough is one of those classic items that kids play with that never goes out of style.  I remember playing with playdough often as a kid, and now my kids love it just as much.  I decided there is one thing better than playdough though, and that is scented playdough.

scented playdough

In our house there are a few basic toys that my kids play with, and kind of forget the rest.  Lego is pretty popular here, along with a card game they created themselves.  Their collection of stuffies are used often for a million imaginary games.  And yes, they all have names.

But when I pull out the play dough, all those other toys are forgotten.

Well, move over, Legos and stuffies, because I’ve got two great play dough recipes for you today.

Since it’s Fall, I thought we needed some Fall themed playdough.  So, I’ve made Fall coloured play dough, as well as a cinnamon scented recipe. The cinnamon scented playdough will have you feeling the Autumn vibes!  It smells heavenly.

These are no-cook recipes because, ain’t nobody got time for that.


scented playdough


2 cups flour

3/4 cup salt

1/3 cup cinnamon

1 tbsp oil (I used canola)

3/4 cup cold water


Mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and cinnamon) first.

Add the oil and water and stir with a spoon until it becomes too hard to stir.  Mix the rest of it with your hands.  Knead until it resembles playdough.  If it is too dry add a bit more water, and if it is too wet add a bit more flour.


scented playdough


2 cups flour

3/4 cup salt

1 tbsp oil (I used canola)

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp water

Food colouring


Mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt) first.

Add the oil and water.  Mix with a spoon until it becomes too hard to stir, and then mix the rest of it with your hands.  If it is too dry add a bit more water, and if it is too wet add a bit more flour.  Knead until it resembles play dough.

Separate the dough into three balls.

Add the food coloring of your choice to each ball. For Fall colors I used yellow, orange, and brown.

I used the Wilton food coloring that you buy at cake decorating stores because the colors are more vibrant.

I add the food coloring by spreading it on the dough with a knife and kneading it in until completely mixed.  I added more if I wanted it darker.  It takes awhile to knead in the color completely, so be patient.

You might want to use gloves for this part as it gets all over your hands, but I couldn’t be bothered with gloves and just washed my hands really well afterwards so I didn’t have to walk around with food coloring all over my hands.

That wouldn’t be the first time I did that, though.  I used to tie dye without wearing gloves all the time and the dye would stay on my hands for days no matter how much I washed them.  I would walk around looking like I bathed in things like blueberries.

I’m not good at being prepared.:)

Anyways,   that’s basically all there is to it to making cinnamon scented playdough and Fall colours playdough.  You can store it in an airtight container of some sort or a Ziploc bag so that it won’t dry out.  Make this for all those rainy, cozy Fall days and give the kids hours of entertainment while you enjoy your pumpkin spice latte.

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