I got the idea for scenting play dough from Mari-Ann at Counting Coconuts. Her recipe is just a smaller version of mine, but the same ingredients.
She says to add the extras after the play dough is cool because it will "take" better. I did that this time with the pumpkin pie spice but, like I said, it altered the color A LOT and didn't blend through as much as I would like. I am not sure if she uses spices or only extracts. I think next time I would use an extract rather than a spice and see how it turns out.
A lot of the other moms who use pumpkin pie play dough give the kids black bean for decorating pumpkins like jack o'lanterns and pipe cleaners for sticking in the top as stems. I am trying to decide if this is a good idea for Boogie. It is REALLY hard to get the black beans out and I am afraid he will get frustrated. I have to think about this.
Boogie hasn't played with his new play dough yet because when it was done it was time for lunch and his nap, but I look forward to seeing what he thinks :)