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Apple Pie Spice Modeling Clay

Apple Pie Spice Modeling Clay-An easy modeling clay recipe that also smells delicious!

Looking for a good hands on activity for the kids? Play dough or clay are fantastic activities not only to keep them busy, but to build fine motor skills and fuel their imaginations. Since fall is on its way, whether we are ready or not, I happen to have lots of yummy fall spices on hand- like Cinnamon and Apple Pie Spice. Combine these two along with some other simple ingredients to make a fun and delicious scented modeling clay. Play with it for awhile then mold it into a shape, then set it out to air dry for a permanent piece. Once dry, the scent will still perfume the air, but when it starts to fade you can spray or add a few drops of a lovely fall scent to keep it going. This recipe is similar to Crayola’s air drying clay-for a fraction of the cost. If you prefer to keep it more natural you can leave out the red food coloring and it is still a lovely fall color with the spices. Enjoy!

Apple Pie Spice Modeling Clay

Ingredients:
1 cup baking soda
½ cup cornstarch
¾ cup cold water
1 Tbsp. Apple Pie Spice
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
Red food coloring

Directions:
Combine baking soda, cornstarch, apple pie spice, and cinnamon in a bowl until well combined.
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Place mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Stir until smooth, and all lumps are gone. Add red food coloring.
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Remove from heat and pour dough onto counter sprinkled with cornstarch. Allow it to cool to touch. Knead the clay for 1-2 minutes to mix well and smooth.
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Store dough in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks. When it starts to feel dry just work in a little water to soften it. To dry your creation, set it in a dry warm place until it completely hardens.

Apple Pie Spice Modeling Clay-An easy modeling clay recipe that also smells delicious!