Make Halloween play dough for lots of sensory and imaginative play this Halloween. Our fun and colourful Halloween play dough was so quick and easy to make and led to the creation of play dough jack-o-lanterns, spiders and cauldrons.
Now that R has turned 4, he is really into Halloween this year. We’ve had lots of fun this week with (not too scary) Halloween activities and today we made Halloween play dough. I made several batches using the home made play dough recipe that I have shared here before. It makes such wonderfully soft play dough and we’ll never go back to store bought again. For the brown play dough, I added cocoa powder instead of food colouring – the smell of the dough was fantastic!
I made orange, black, green, white and brown. The black was the most challenging one to make. It took a LOT of food colouring to change it from a washed out grey to a good solid black.
The first thing R made with our Halloween play dough was a witch’s cauldron. He even made a lid for it and added some bubbling green potion inside.
“Double, double toil and trouble! Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” I love his cauldron.
R made several Jack-o-lanterns. To make them, he rolled some orange play dough into a ball and then used the blunt side of a plastic knife to press lines down the sides. He added a brown play dough stalk and some details for a face. What a fabulous fine motor skills activity.
To make bristles for a witch’s broom, R squeezed the Halloween play dough through a garlic crusher.
The Halloween play dough was so inviting I couldn’t help but play with it as well. I made a little Halloween play dough ghost. Boo!
By the end of his play, R had made a Halloween play dough spider, broom stick, jack-o-lantern and a cauldron. They make me smile every time I look at them, especially that cute little Jack-o-Lantern.
The aftermath of play! I love the mixed up, rainbow of colour that is always left at the end of play dough time.
For a whole year’s worth of play dough recipes and ideas, check out The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book.
Here is another fun Halloween Sensory Play activity we enjoyed recently – Making a wizard’s brew. Click on the photo to see what we got up to!
Here are some more fun Halloween ideas that we’ve enjoyed recently.
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