This pumpkin pie scented moon dough is the perfect Fall sensory bin filler. Create a sensory experience that involves both the olfactory and tactile sensory systems.
To me, the smell of Fall is encapsulated in pumpkin pie spice. The scent reminds me of my grandma’s pumpkin muffins and takes me back to my childhood.
Pumpkin Pie Scented Moon Dough Recipe:
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- In a bowl, mix the flour together with the pumpkin pie spice.
- Pour in the vegetable oil.
- Stir well and then knead by hand.
Since everything in this play recipe is edible, this moon dough is taste safe. This makes it a good sensory play option to use with babies and toddlers. Of course, adult supervision should always be used.
Dump the scented moon dough in a plastic bin. If you want, you can add some Fall themed items. I added silk fall leaves, leaf confetti, and a small scoop in our bin. If using this bin with babies, skip the addition of the leaves and confetti.
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This dough is soft and mouldable. It forms shapes in your hand but can still revert to its powered state. The addition of the pumpkin pie spice provides the scent and also a slight hint of brown in the dough, adding to the Fall feel of the experience.Moon dough can be messy. Messy play is great for kids, but not always as fun for parents!
It works well to put an old sheet or tablecloth underneath the area you are playing in. You can also use a shower curtain purchased from the dollar store. This contains the mess. When the kids are done playing, you can gather up the corners and shake it outside.
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