Homemade Kids Play Recipe: Apple Pie Play Dough

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mmmmmmm What smells better than freshly baked apple pie play dough!!!

Are you looking for play dough that is a little different from the ones you normally play with?

This recipe contains NO salt and NO flour! It makes it perfect for anyone with a wheat sensitivity! Gluten-Free!!

Once ready, I kneaded in some cinnamon and allspice – for a GREAT apple pie smell!!

I was really happy when Emma picked it up and said, “it smells like cake.”

Nailed it!!

This recipe is absolutely silky smooth and soft – I love it!!

A little more sticky than our old faithful Best Play Dough In the World, but really worth making some for a change!!

Here is the recipe:

2 cups baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)

1 cup corn flour (corn starch / mazina)

1.5 cups water

1 Table Spoon vegetable Oil

Food coloring – we used red

1 Tablespoon cinnamon + 1 Tablespoon allspice (cake spice / Christmas spice)

You can substitute the spices for essential oils – like this one – if you would prefer. Always take care when using essential oils as they are very concentrated and therefore strong – you will need a drop or two!

Apple Pie Play Dough Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a pot – except the spices, the spices get added last when kneading!
  2. If you would like to add food coloring – add it to the water before you start cooking – it is so much easier this way – rather than kneading in at the end!
  3. Stir well before cooking. The cornflour will initially be hard to stir, but it will all come together and turn into a runny liquid.
  4. Put it onto the stove and cook until it turns into a thick mush – and becomes really hard to stir.
  5. It will still be a little more sticky than the play dough will end up once it is cooled and kneaded.
  6. Set aside for a few minutes and knead when cool enough to touch.
  7. At this point, if you would like to add an apple pie scent – add in the spice and knead further.

All that is left to do now is play!!

Looking for more Play Dough Inspiration?

  1. Printing onto play dough with dry spices
  2. Oranges and Lemons – no cook play dough – Citrus sensory play
  3. The Best play dough in the world – lasts for MONTHS!!
  4. Glitter Play Dough
  5. Pretend Play ‘Cooking’ with play dough
  6. Ice Cream Shop Play Dough
  7. Kool Aid Play Dough – Strawberry & Lime !!! mmmmm smells nice!!
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