We combined our two favorite scented playdoughs to make this amazing apple cinnamon playdough recipe. This would make wonderful fall playdough, but hey we love apple and cinnamon all year long. You don’t want to miss this scrumptious, super soft, homemade playdough recipe. Isn’t homemade playdough the best?!
The Best Apple Cinnamon Playdough Recipe
Apple Cinnamon Playdough Recipe No Cook
Your children will love the smell, the feel, and the whole sensory experience from this homemade playdough recipe. You can’t go wrong with apple and cinnamon.
You can even make squishy play dough apple cinnamon waffles with these fun tools.
I wish you could smell this… Amazing!
We love No Cook Doughs! They are quick and easy to put together plus they last for months.
In fact, we have shared several no cook playdough ideas that we think you will love.
HANDS-ON LEARNING WITH PLAYDOUGH
If you are ready to take it up a notch, this apple cinnamon playdough is EPIC.
How to Make Cooked Playdough
Apple Cinnamon Playdough Recipe
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Salt
2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
1 heaping Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 heaping Tablespoon Apple Pie Spice
2 Tablespoons oil (we use coconut oil – you can use any cooking oil)
1 1/3 Cup Boiling Water
*optional: Cinnamon essential oils
- Add all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Slowly stir in 1 1/3 cups boiling water
- Mix, and Knead with your hands until it forms a ball.
- Let your dough sit for 10 minutes to cool and then it’s ready for play.
- optional: add a drop of your essential oil to the playdough ball when you’re kneading the dough.
This playdough can be stored in an airtight container.
Sensory Play Ideas
There are so many fun ways to use this apple scented play-dough. Since it keeps for months, you’ll have lots of time to try all these fun ideas! They’re perfect for kids who love sensory play, so if your kids love sensory activities s much as mine, definitely check these out:
Bake Apple Pies
Apple scented playdough is perfect for making “apple pies.” Use canning jar lids as pie pans and create your own little pies with kids. It’s a great way to build fine motor skills and role play together in the kitchen. Plus, these pies are perfect for tea parties and “restaurant” play.
I’ve got even more learning fun for your apple pie making adventure! Check out How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman. With this book, you can explore different cultures and places all over the world with a cute apple pie theme.
APPLE STEM ACTIVITIES WITH PLAYDOUGH
Build an Apple
Another fun hands-on activity you can do with apple-scented playdough involves building your own apples. It’s a great way to encourage STEM building principles with kids. Plus, you can encourage toddlers and preschoolers to explore all the different “parts” of an apple. Perfect for a Montessori apple unit!
You’ll need this apple play dough, cinnamon sticks, and dry beans. Use the dry beans as “seeds” for your apples and the cinnamon sticks as stems. Let your kids have fun building their own apples with all the parts. It’s a great strewing activity to let kids explore and learn independently too.
Play Dough Mats
Using playdough mats to teach early learning concepts is all kinds of fun for preschool and kindergarten learners! You can use play dough mats to help kids build fine motor, practice counting, identify numbers and letters, and practice shapes.
Check out some of my favorite Apple Play Dough Mats to use with this apple play dough recipe.
Do you have a favorite scent? Something that makes you happy wakes you up, smells fresh? I’d love for you to share your favorite scent in the comments section, maybe we can make it into a great sensory play activity or a homemade playdough recipe.
Sensory Play Ideas for Apple Playdough
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