With Halloween around the corner, we’ve been busy reading Halloween themed books and engaging in fun sensory activities!
Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummings became one of our favorite books this Halloween season, so of course we put together a fun sensory project to keep little fingers and creative minds working!
Stumpkin is an enduring story about a pumpkin with big dreams of becoming a jack-o-lantern in time for Halloween. This story will pull at your heartstrings and most certainly draw you towards that stemless pumpkin at the patch this year!
However, he’s a stemless pumpkin, which makes him different from the other pumpkins. As other pumpkins are being bought and taken to new homes, he sadly remains on the shelf.
This story will pull at your heartstrings and most certainly draw you towards that stemless pumpkin at the patch this year!
Pumpkin Play-dough Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup of salt
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- Food coloring
- Pinch of Pumpkin Spice Seasoning or Cinnamon ( Optional)
- Wax or Parchment Paper
- Add the flour, water, salt, cream of tarter and vegetable oil to a saucepan.
- Combine and continuously stir over medium/low heat. Make sure to keep scraping the bottom of the saucepan to avoid burning.
- Once it starts to thicken, add food coloring.
- Continue to stir until the mixture is all one big glob.
- Once it’s a glob, immediately remove it from the stove.
- Knead by hand into a ball.
- Allow the dough to cool for about 20-30 minutes.
- Store play dough in an airtight container.
Tip: If the dough becomes dry after a few uses, add a few drops of oil or water and knead it with your hands.
We had so much fun reading Stumpkin and making Pumpkin Play-dough and we hope that you do too. As aways, if you happen to try out any of the activities in this post, make sure to tag me on Instagram, leave a comment on my wall or Pin the image below!
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