Set up this fun Halloween invitation to create play dough monster hands activity for your toddler or preschooler. It’s the perfect after school activity this Fall.
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How to Set Up Play Dough Monster Hands
Grab your green play dough. Here’s our favourite homemade no-cook play dough recipe. I absolutely Anna’s recipe. It’s her secret ingredient that makes all the difference!
Flatten out the play dough and have your little one make a hand print in the play dough. Push their hands down firmly so that it makes a deep impression in the play dough.
Then invite your little one to use all the loose parts to decorate and create a monster hand. We used fake spiders, colored google eyes, Halloween coloured sequins and ice gems. This is a great time to break out all your loose parts in Halloween colors.
All my kids enjoyed this very much. My five year old created a super spooky monster hand while my 20 month olds enjoyed playing with the loose parts and play dough and decorating their hand print.
Skill Development Opportunities
This activity is great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
My kids were 5 years old and 20 months at the time of this activity. This activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers and up.
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- Green Play Dough (here’s our favourite homemade no-cook play dough recipe)
- Plastic Spiders
- Coloured Googly Eyes
- Black, Yellow and Clear Ice Rock Crystals Treasure Gems
- Colored Sequins