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Easy Halloween Playdough Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
October 10, 2022
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Try these fun Halloween playdough ideas for kids: create spooky monsters, cute lil pumpkins, creepy spiders and more!

Updated August 2022

We love playing with playdough all year long. But at Halloween, it is especially fun to use it to create all kinds of spooky creatures!

You can make a big batch of playdough and dye it a variety of Halloween colors (you can even add glitter to it!) and then let your kids have at it.

For easy homemade playdough, see our favorite cooked playdough recipe and no-cook playdough recipe.

Before you get started, take a look around the house for buttons, lego parts, beads, pipe cleaners that your kids can use to create their own playdough monsters!

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Halloween Playdough for Kids


Here’s a list of our favorite playdough poke-ins:

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1. Pumpkins

Dye your playdough playdough orange and add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to make it smell delicious! Then roll it in a pumpkin shape and add a stem, vine, and if you’d like a jack-o’-lantern face!

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2. Spiders

Pipe cleaners can be used for everything from antennae and hair to legs and stripes. They are perfect for creating creepy Halloween spider legs! And don’t forget lots of googly eyes!

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3. Monsters

This might be our favorite Halloween playdough idea, because the possibilities are endless. You can make it any color you’d like, and you can use any and all of the poke-ins you have to make it as scary or as funny as you want!

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4. Anything!

If you have a favorite Halloween creature or critter, make it! And you don’t have to stick to Halloween, either. Check out our playdough page for tons of ideas on playdough play!

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More Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

Want even more Halloween fun?

Check out our Halloween Creativity Pack!

This 45-page printable eBook is full of seasonal coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and art projects.  It’s the simplest way to enjoy an October full of creativity!

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Easy Halloween Playdough Ideas for Kids

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