I’m recovering well from my surgery, but still need extra rest, so here is another fun fall craft from another awesome mama blogger, Rebecca of Hear Comes the Girls…
Play Dough Pumpkins
My twins are two and I like to do activities which are quick and easy to set up. Sometimes they only do something for a couple of minutes and then wander off and it can be a bit frustrating if I have set up something complicated. I like this activity because although it is Halloween it is really cute and not scary, so it’s suitable for little ones – and it is their favorite sort of play as they love play dough.
I haven’t included a recipe for play dough as you can find them anywhere on the internet. All I did was add a little orange food coloring to one lot of play dough and some green to the other. You could add some spice like cinnamon to give it an extra sensory element.
I set up the table so the twins had everything they needed. This included boards, rolling pins, Halloween cookie cutters, googly eyes and a small amount of play dough each. Having two toddlers I always make sure they have their own set of everything – to cut down on arguments!
The twins both enjoyed this activity in their own way. Charlotte likes using the cutters to make patterns. She also loves to squash the play dough so I made her lots of 3D pumpkins to squash. Rose preferred pushing the play dough into the cutter and wasn’t really bothered about making a shape. She also liked playing with the googly eyes.
The plain pumpkin cutters worked the best. The ones with a pattern for the mouth and eyes, didn’t look as good. Both the twins liked putting the googly eyes onto the pumpkins. These pumpkins looked so cute that I’m going to make them using salt dough or air drying clay as part of our Halloween decorations next. I can’t wait to make some real Halloween cookies too. Yum.
Rebecca is a teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to 3 beautiful girls (a four year old and one year old twins) and blogs at Here Come the Girls which is full of crafts, cooking and learning.
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