Halloween was just something we saw on American TV shows when I was a kid, but these days it’s becoming a lot more common to celebrate Halloween here in Australia.
My kids love anything a bit creepy or scary at the moment, so we’ve been having some fun with some early Halloween activities, Since my boys just love play dough, of course we had to put together a Halloween play dough activity.
There are so many fun Halloween items in the shops at the moment which would be great for a Halloween play dough set, but you can probably find quite a few things around the house that are also perfect.
For our Halloween play dough we used:
- Pipe cleaners
- black cardboard cut into strips
- beads, sequins and pom poms
- some plastic fangs (left over from last year’s Friday the 13th party)
- some glow in the dark bats (also left over from the party)
I also made some fun, spooky, eyes and bones that we printed out, laminated, cut up, and added to our Halloween play dough.
We halved our easy microwave play dough recipe to make small batches of dough in various colours.
We got these bright vibrant colours by using paints to colour the dough instead of food dye.
I wasn’t sure what the boys would make with this collection of Halloween goodies, but they were very keen to start creating!
The eyes and the fangs were the favourite accessories and soon the table was covered in monsters!
If you’d like to set up some Halloween play dough you can download our eyes and bones play dough accessories here.
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Once the boys had made a whole heaps of monsters I got out a special surprise…
Halloween play dough mats!
You can buy this set of six Halloween play dough mats over in my shop.
There are six different play dough mats in this set, ready to print and play.
They are on sale at $3.99 for a limited time