Autumn play dough recipe

This is such a quick and simple recipe to make and in no time you will have your own (large) batch of handmade playdough, using a few ingredients you can swap around to create different scents. This recipe has a beautiful orange and cinnamon scent, coloured with Natural Earth paint perfect as we head into autumn and winter.

You will need:

2 cups of plain flour

1/2 cup of salt 

3 tbsp of vegetable oil 

Your chosen tone of Natural Earth paint (we used an earthy orange) 4 tbsp (more or less depending on how vibrant you want it) 

4 drops of orange essence 

2 tbsp of cinnamon 

2 tbsp of cream of tartar 

1.5 Cups of boiled water 


Mix flour, salt, vegetable oil and paint together until well  mixed , then add your orange essence, cinnamon and cream of tarter, mixing  until the ingredients are all combined. 

Add your boiled water and combine together, once cooled kneed the dough, break into even balls, this should give you about 7 good sized portions of dough. 


We store our dough in Wild and Stone food wraps which can be washed and reused.