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Autumn Leaves Play Dough

The natural colours of Autumn leaves really lend themselves to play dough creations. there was a pin I saw on Pinterest with leaves made out of either play dough or cookie dough in Autumn colours. There wasn’t a post but  it looked great and I really wanted to do it.
autumn play dough

We made three lots of play dough.

Brown – chocolate powder

Orange – orange food colouring and pumpkin spices.

Green – Green food colouring and peppermint.

autumn play dough


We also had some leaf cookie cutters and number cutters and rolling pins.

autumn play dough

First the twins just rolled and cut the play dough into leaf shapes. We got a bit of each colour to make the leaves,mixing them loosely together before rolling them flat. This made the lovely autumn colours.

autumn play dough


After that we cut the play dough into numbers and matched the leaves for each one.

autumn play dough

Then the fun part – squish them into a big tower.

autumn play dough

While Charlotte was doing that Rose was acting out the classic Two Ronnies “Fork handles” sketch. Good to see they are developing an appreciation of classic british comedy as well as their number skills.

fork handles

For more learning ideas made sure you are following my Fun Education Ideas Pinterest board.

Play dough learning

Also come back every Monday to find more creative ideas for learning through play.

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Learn to count with play dough Autumn leaves. A great way to practice counting and have lots of fun.

 This idea makes great permanent decorations. I love these beautiful salt dough decorations from Twodaloo.

Author: Rebecca

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  1. Wow what a great creative idea for playdough. And is that neopolitan icecream playdough i spy? Soooo fun!!
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    • What kind of rolling pin is that? I would like to find one like it! Thanks!

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      • Hi Tiffany. Where abouts in the world are you? I’m in the UK and these ones were just from the supermarket. It is a wooden rolling pin.

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  2. Play dough and cookie cutters are a great pair, especially for early learners. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

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  3. Can you tell me where to get the recipe for the 3 different kinds of Autum leaves play-doh that was used?

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    • Hi Cindi. I need to write up the recipe we use. If you just search for “homemade play dough recipes” on google then you will find lots and then add the colourings needed.

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