It’s finally feeling like fall here in Florida, so it gave me some inspiration to make some new fall projects for the kids! One Major sensory project I love to make is Playdoh! Bentley loves to sit and squish it between his fingers and make snowmen out of them, and it even lasts for a few months so it’s a perfect seasonal project!
Today I want to share with you my recipe for so easy fall cinnamon playdoh that Bentley had a blast with and smells so good.
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Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Playdoh
What you will need:
- 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Salt
- 2-3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
- 2 Tablespoons of Coconut oil (or Vegetable oil)
- 2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice
- 1 1/3 Hot Boiling Water
- Mix all Dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
- Slowly and carefully Stir in Water
- When a good base has formed move to counter and knead until fully mixed.
- Let sit and cool down
- Pull out some cookie cutters and rolling pins and let the fun begin!
This is such a simple and easy recipe and great for sensory activities. Just store in an airtight container and store at room temperature and it should last 3-4 months! Here are some of the Rolling pins and Cookie cutters we used, The kids love the different designs on them!
Fall is a wonderful time full of Pumpkin Spice everything, and cute fall colored cardigans. The normal fall things we do is lay around the house and watch Hocus Pocus, while of course, that is still something we will be doing this year I want to spice it up a little and do more Fall activities! Florida is probably one of the worst states when it comes to Fall because it never really happens here. So doing some of what we put on the list will hopefully make it feel a little more like Fall to us! Hope it does for you too! Enjoy.
Halloween is in a few days! In the beginning of the month Bentley’s school had said the children can wear their costumes on Halloween day( he is going to be the Red Power Ranger), but now they changed their minds and can only dress up as “Story Book Character’s”. So having only a few days we needed a simple, and quick story book costume! In a matter of two days i was able to make this cheap costume for my little one and you can too!
Thing’s you’ll need:
- White T-shirt
- Poster board or cardboard
- Brown paint
- Black paint
- Grey paint
- pink paint
- black face paint (or eyeliner)
I mostly had all of the paint already but Walmart has paint for around a dollar each, I also got the poster board and white T-shirt while at Walmart as well. The only thing I had to go find was the overalls, but fear not I found them at a child’s consignment store for around five bucks! (SCORE!). Tip: if you cant find overalls in boy’s, look in the girls section!
For the ears, I simply cut out two circles, painted then grey, let it dry and then painted a smaller circle within the ears. When they are completely I hot glued the circles to the headband.
The cookie was also simple to make, I just cut out a big circle and painted it light brown, let it dry completely, then with a darker brown I painted the chocolate chunks.
Now draw on a cute little nose, and roll up the bottom of the pants and you have a cute little story book mouse! Comment below on what kind of simple story book characters have you made!
Raising Lost Boys
About 3 years ago we found out Bentley was allergic to pumpkins ( I know such a odd allergies)! So this year I wanted to find a alternative for carving pumpkins. While shopping at the best craft store, Michaels. Which right now the Halloween decor and crafts is 50% off, score!
We happened to walk past these Styrofoam skulls, and thought what a neat idea to do by having paint them instead of carving a pumpkin. The skulls and other Styrofoam figures (Frankenstein, Witch , and a zombie) were actually 60% off , which ended up making them come out to about $3.00 each.
We also bought a package of this kind of paint , it was only $8.00 for the whole pack of 12.
Bentley had a blast painting his skull! While painting we even practiced how to spell his name, and what colors he wanted to use! So it doubled as a fun craft and a education lesson.
What Halloween craft’s are you doing this year besides carving pumpkins? Share below !