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Play Dough Ideas for Halloween

Originally I saw this idea to use tangram shapes or PLAY DOUGH AND PATTERN BLOCK PUMPKINS to make jack-o-lanterns on Munchkins and Moms. Check out her site, she has some great ideas for play, including this Spider Web Painting activity. I found some other fun play dough ideas for Halloween too.

Play Dough and Tangram Shapes Play Dough ideas for Halloween

Our tangram shapes came from our Mother Goose Time kits, but you can also find them on Amazon.  I would recommend plastic pattern blocks for this activity since they are washable.

Using orange play dough, we shaped pumpkins and then chose shapes to make jack-o-lantern faces. As an added bonus, the kids discovered that they could remove the blocks and just see the indentations the shapes made.

This is a simple idea for the month of October, to incorporate pumpkins, Halloween, sensory play, shapes and fine motor development as well as creativity.

More Play Dough Ideas for Halloween

More Play Dough Ideas for Halloween

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