Mom School: Apple Pie Playdough

Apple Pie Playdough at DoingSplendid.comWe love to make our own playdough and when it smells as good as this apple pie playdough, we want to make it all the time! We made it for our preschool group when we were learning about the letter A and were talking about apples. I gave each of the kids some playdough and a little pie tin to pretend to make apple pie. It was great fun!

Apple Pie Playdough at This recipe is for my favorite playdough recipe and we just added a few extra ingredients to make it smell as good as apple pie!

Apple Pie Playdough


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 TBSP oil (I usually use Canola oil, but I’m sure that most oils would be fine)
  • Food coloring
  • Spices (I used a sprinkle of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger)

(I made two batches. On one I used green food coloring. On the other I sprinkled in the great smelling spices)

Mix all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Turn on your stove to medium/low heat. Keep stirring until it starts to thicken up. Keep stirring until it is the right consistency and no longer wet. You don’t want it too sticky. Let it cool on wax paper. Then give it to your favorite kiddos to play with!

Apple Pie Playdough at DoingSplendid.comMy youngest son loves playdough and can play with it for a long time. I just give him a little rolling pin and some cookie cutters and he loves it!

Apple Pie Playdough at DoingSplendid.comDoesn’t the apple pie playdough look so cute?

Have a great day!


  1. April 21, 2015    

    I LOVE making playdough and even better when they smell great. Will be saving this one to make with my little ones. #LetKidsBeKids

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 21, 2015    

      Good smelling playdough is a must!

  2. April 21, 2015    

    Love play dough and I bet this smells wonderful. Children must love playing with this.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 21, 2015    

      This playdough does smell great! I’ve also put vanilla in and it smells fabulous too!

  3. April 22, 2015    

    What a fantastic idea! #letkidsbekids

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 25, 2015    

      Thanks Jo! And thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. April 24, 2015    

    Oooh! I bet that does smell good! My toddler and I made a chocolate peanut butter edible fudge a week or so ago, but we spent as much time eating it as playing with it. Maybe we should make this next time so our playdough smells tasty, but doesn’t make us fat!

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 25, 2015    

      Thanks for the nice comment Carlee! I think my boys would love edible playdough too!

  5. April 24, 2015    

    Thank you for sharing on Idea Box link party!

  6. April 27, 2015    

    Great idea! My 3 year old loves to play “kitchen” and she would have a blast with this play dough!

    So glad that you linked up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!


  7. April 28, 2015    

    Kids just love playdough and great smelling ones are even better!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  8. May 1, 2015    

    We love making scented playdough, it’s such a fun activity! I love the use of the ramekin 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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