the clayIt seems to me that fall is here! (I don’t know about you, but I am super excited.) Nothing says fall like the smell of cinnamon and apples. Here is a recipe for clay that smells as good as it is fun to play with. This one has a fun texture, a little more goopy than salt dough. Some kids love it, some don’t. Megan wasn’t too sure initially, but then got into the feel pretty quickly. ;-D

1/2 c. applesauce

1/2 c. cinnamon

1/4 c. white glue

1 c.+ flour

Megan’s snowmanMix in all ingredients, then work in as much more flour is necessary to get it to a good play dough consistency. (You may want to turn it out onto the (floured) table to knead in the last of the flour. It will still feel fairly gooey, but should be able to hold a shape. This recipe is traditionally rolled and cut into “cookies” then baked to make delicious smelling ornaments or sachets. It makes the perfect amount to just have fun with. And Meg’s and my hands smelled so good when we were finished, finally messy fun with a great aroma.