Nothing says fall like apples. Think apple pie, apple cinnamon doughnuts, applesauce and even bobbing for apples. So take that love for apples and create apple-scented play dough that can even be turned into apples themselves with a few leaves and twigs.
- Cream of tartar
- Vegetable oil
- Food coloring
- Cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice
- Leaves and twigs (optional)
- In a medium pot, mix 1 cup flour, ¼ cup salt and 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar. Then add 1 cup water, 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil and food coloring to suit you. Stir well. We did one batch with red and repeated another with green.
- To create fall scents, add 2 Tablespoons cinnamon or allspice or 1 Tablespoon cinnamon and 1 Tablespoon nutmeg.
- With adult supervision, put the pot on medium-low heat on the stove and stir occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes as the dough forms together.
- Remove the pot from heat and remove the dough to cool thoroughly on a counter.
- Once cool, knead the dough for a minute or two.
- To create apples, roll your dough into fist-sized balls and create a stem with a small leaf and twig. Store dough in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag.