There are so many fun ways to enjoy Halloween with kids! Keep it simple by putting together a monster making play dough tray that will be perfect to take out all month long! This quick set up is made with homemade playdough and easy craft or dollar store Halloween items. Check out all our Halloween Activities for Kids!

Monster Making Play Dough Tray

Monster Making Halloween Playdough Tray

Setting up a monster making play dough tray is quick and easy and the supplies can be easily saved for next year too. I like to make play dough, but store bought play dough works just as well too!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1. Dollar store pumpkin decorating kits 
  • 2. Eyeballs 
  • 3. Spiders 
  • 4. Pipe cleaner twists and colored gems
  • 5. Pieces of small pvc tubing 
  • 6. Halloween themed cookie cutters

 Halloween Monster Making Play Dough! 

For this Halloween play dough activity, I chose to make a double batch of our no cook play dough so we could make lots of monsters at once and the pieces to stick into the dough were on the bigger side too!

I think I remember his words that went something like, Mommy there’s an activity for me on the table! What is it? I wish I had taken more pictures, but I wanted to make silly monsters too!

monster making play dough witch

Try Mr. Potato head pieces too! Rolling monster head balls is great work for little hands and really strengthens muscles! Sticking the monster parts into the Halloween play dough is also excellent fine motor skills work.

monster making play dough monsters

All sorts of crazy combinations can be made. I like his spiders and eyeballs. Mine is in the middle. We then got out the tools and cookie cutters and rolled and rolled and made tracks and balls and Halloween shapes. I love how play dough play can go in so many fun directions!

monster making play dough rolling

monster making play dough wearing pumpkin glasses

Here’s my pumpkin man in his pumpkin glasses!

monster making pumpkin glasses

A monster making play dough tray is great for independent play time, siblings of various ages, and even grown ups too! Play dough is such great hands-on play for kids and perfect for working on fine motor skills.

What will you build with a monster making play dough tray?

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  1. This looks like fun! My youngest is 9 now, but I think I could convince her she’s not too old for this kind of fun.

    Heck, when the 12- and 15-year-old see us, they’ll join in too.

  2. Now I have to go back to the dollar store to get some of those pumpkin decorating kits! What a great idea 🙂 I love it!!

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