I fragranced the dough with ground cinnamon, all spice, ginger and coco powder. I just kneaded the spices into the dough. It smelt amazing (especially the chocolate)
I didn't need to add any colour to the chocolate scented one because the brown of the coco also added colour.
I bought some leaf shaped cutters from Amazon, I am hoping to get lots of use out of them by using them to make biscuits and with clay.
Fathers from Hobbycraft 9I bought these years ago when I was at uni, not sure how ethical they are or if I would buy them now)
Pine cones gathered from one of our many walks.
Boris stuck twigs into the playdough to begin with, he needed quite a bit of encouragement initially, I am not sure he knew what to do, maybe he was a little overwhelmed by all the different bits and didn't know where to begin.
To start with he used to cutters with the playdough balls, but I demonstrated rolling out the dough and using the cutters that way and he imitated me.
I stuck some of the cut out shapes to the balls of remaining clay which Boris seemed to enjoy, he also stuck some of the cutout shapes on. He then had a good time mashing it all up into a big doughy mess.
This is the playdough recipe I used:
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- Poster paint for colour.
- Several teaspoons of spices till desired amount of fragrance is achieved, some scents require more spice than others.
I am hoping to do a few more Autumn themes activities as the season goes on. Are you doing any seasonal activities? Add a link in the comments.