Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Faces with Playdough

A Halloween-themed activity we did last year, which the girls could do much better this year as 3-year-olds, was decorating craft pumpkins with playdough.  This year we used black playdough and accessories such as googly eyes, yarn, feathers, and hats, and they turned out great!

We opened up a fresh container of playdough, so it stuck to the pumpkins really well (if you make your own, make it on the moister side so it doesn't fall off and frustrate the kids).  The girls (38 months) didn't require much instruction to figure out how to make the faces. 

We used yarn and feathers for the hair, but I can think of other accessories we can use when we repeat this activity. 

L and E played with their pumpkin faces for a long time.  They changed their expressions (sad pumpkin, angry pumpkin, etc..), and made up stories about them.  We'll probably be repeating this easy activity at least every week until Halloween since the kids enjoyed it so much.


  1. Those are totally adorable. Love them. The hats are great too!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. They are really cute. I love this idea. I shall try this one.

  3. Such a cute idea!!- thanks so much for sharing on my blog hop!


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