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Autumn Playdough Platters - alice & amelia
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Autumn Playdough Platters

I’ve got the first part of my Autumn Playdough recipes to share with you today. Easy homemade playdough with some Autumnal scents and some fun ways to make  Playdough platters!

Amelia loves these and it brings a bit more to it than just using generic playdough tools and helps bring a theme into the craft.

Your playdough recipe is exactly the same as normal playdough-

2 Cups Flour

1 Cup Salt

2 Tablespoons Sunflower Oil

2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar

1.5 Cups Boiled Water

Literally just mix it all together to get your basic playdough.

You can view an old basic playdough recipe of mine here.

So up first is Cinnamon Playdough-


For this cinnamon playdough add in your food colouring and your choice of spice.  I went for an orangey red colour and then added in my cinnamon. I used cinnamon spice as we had it but you could probably use an essential oil as well.

Homemade playdough doesn’t smell nearly as good as shop bought playdough so adding in the spice makes it smell amazing and super Autumnal!

To make the platter even more Autumny so Amelia made an exciting trip to the garden with her basket and collected some sticks and leaves for her to use with the playdough. I put in a selection of cutters that we had and a few other Autumn coloured playdoughs to make it really appealing.


I cannot believe how long Amelia played with this for and I’m sure it was just fluke but she played for an hour and fifteen minutes and even then didn’t want to stop. She loved cutting out cats, rolling it out and sticking the sticks and leaves on to make trees.

Cinnamon Playdough collage


Ginger Playdough-


Again just use the same recipe as above but this time add in your ginger. We had some ground powdered ginger that I used and again I went for an orangey colour to fit in with the Autumn theme. This time as well as some sticks from the garden I used these Leaf Foam Stickers from Baker RossI didn’t peel the backs off as then they can be used again but it meant that Amelia could squidge them into the playdough to make pretend tree’s as she loved doing that so much with the first playdough platter. It was also really fun for her to smell them and get the different scents and trying to get a toddler to say ‘cinnamon’ is pretty funny!


Ginger Playdough collage

Amelia again absolutely loved it and did lots of rolling, squishing and making trees. This time she really loved rolling the playdough out flat and placing all the sticks in a line and you can see the concentration on her face, too cute!!

Playdough Sticks

I will be back in a few weeks with some more scented Autumnal playdough and other ideas of how to incorporate the seasons with Playdough.

Playdough Platters

Thanks for reading!xx




  1. MyLifeMyLove
    22nd September 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Bloomin brilliant. You’re so crafty, what a lucky girl to have a mummy so clever! I would never have thought of that and I bet the scent is amazing x

  2. 22nd September 2015 / 9:48 pm

    she’s such a cute sticks are a great idea much try it with my girls x

  3. Lara
    22nd September 2015 / 10:09 pm

    What a lovely mummy you are, lucky Amelia!! Henry has recently got into “playdohs” and will play for hours but a relevant theme and homemade dough is a lovely idea!! What the heck is cream of tartar?! Xx

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      22nd September 2015 / 10:10 pm

      I’m actually not that sure what is is. But you can get it in the home baking isle and it comes in a pack with lots of little packets inside! Not expensive at all xx

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      22nd September 2015 / 10:11 pm

      Ps thanks so much for your comment!! Xxx

  4. 23rd September 2015 / 7:30 pm

    What a lovely idea, I must give it a go with my boys, they would love it. I make them playdough but never seem to manage to add scents but Autumn seems to perfect season to do it. Can I ask where you get the plate you’ve got in all in from? It all looks very inviting 🙂 xx

  5. Catherine Green
    8th October 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I must remember to make some for my girls!

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