Now that R has turned 4, he is really into the idea of 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 is seriously the BEST recipe we’ve tried 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 is divine!
I made orange, black, green, white and brown. They all look so lovely and smooth and wonderful here, but scroll to the end of this post to see how it all ended up! It was one big ball of Halloween rainbow by the end of our play time.
This is what we made together and they are now proudly displayed on a tray in our living room. Such a fun Halloween decor idea!
I just love our Jack-o-Lantern!
To make the Jack-o-lantern, R rolled some orange play dough into a ball and then we used the blunt side of a plastic spoon to draw the lines down the sides. I cut out the face shapes from black play dough and R stuck them on. It was so lovely to create and play together.
R made several Jack-o-lanterns. I think they were his favourites to create.
Our witches hat and broom. The broom bristles were made by squeezing the play dough through a garlic crusher.
Boo! What’s Halloween without a ghost or two?
These are the pieces that R created on his own. Love that spider!
Squeezing the play dough through the garlic crusher to make the broom bristles – great for fine motor practise!
R made a witches cauldron. Yesterday I was reading him the witches “Double Double, Toil and Trouble” scene from Macbeth (with a couple of the scarier lines removed). I Googled pictures of cauldrons for him as he hadn’t heard of them before. He was particularly interested in one that had a green potion bubbling out of it, so that’s what he created today.
“Double, double toil and trouble! Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
This is what I was referring to at the start of the post – Halloween rainbow play dough! As we were packing up, I asked R if he wanted to keep the mixed up play dough and he was emphatic that he did want to keep it. “What will we make with it?” I asked. To which he replied “We will make art with it!” But of course.
What are your plans for celebrating Halloween this year?
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