The start of fall is perfect for all kinds of fun apple activities for kids.
With the leaves beginning to change, we just couldn’t resist making a batch of this super soft apple scented playdough, perfect for the start of fall.
There are so many fun ways to make shampoo playdough. Each recipe creates a super soft homemade play dough your child will want to play with again and again.
This apple playdough is perfect for an apple unit in preschool or kindergarten.
It would also be fun to make as an after school activity with your kids at home.
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Apple Scented Playdough
Before mixing up your dough, set up your play area with a few apple tree leaves, small sticks, and fall-shaped cookie cutters.
This will help inspire your preschooler when it comes to exploring the dough.
To make your no cook apple playdough, begin by measuring 1 cup of corn starch and dumping it in your bowl. This is the perfect time to work on measuring skills with your child!
Add 1/2 cup of your apple scented shampoo and stir. You can also add in 3-4 drops of green food coloring if desired.
For a bit of added fun, you can add some “apple seeds.”
For our apple seeds we used watermelon seeds that I had I saved for crafting. It would take a lot of apples to get that many seeds!
Shampoo play dough is a very soft play dough, and when mixed together it will hold its shape for a bit before slowly “melting.” That’s because it’s a non-Newtonian fluid, much like Oobleck.
Your child will have lots of fun playing with their fall scented playdough and watching their creations slowly melt down.
Apple Play Dough
Here are a few more playdough recipes you may love this fall.
- Apple Pie Playdough — This homemade play dough smells just like an apple pie.
- Apple-Cinnamon Dough — Discover how you can use real apples to make your very own scented playdough.
- No-Cook Apple Dough — Preschoolers will love this apple and cinnamon scented dough.
Apple is one of my favorite fall-inspired scents. I think we may need to make this apple scented playdough again before the end of fall.
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