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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Jars of Halloween playdough! lots more Halloween playdough ideas here

Gift to family members in sparkly, creepy-crawly celebration of the Trick or Treat tradition, use commercial doughs for your local door-knockers or maybe donate your made up jars to a fundraising event. Scent and colour the dough as wanted, make edible or gluten free varieties or swap out the dough altogether and add a cake bake mixture instead! Great for
Witches and Wizards of all ages :)         

Playdough filled gift jars for Halloween

witch hat Resources needed
Links are to

 handmade playdough recipe

Glass jars or plastic lidded jar                           
Small bag of glitter - dough cutter and a spider
Hole punch
Ribbon / string or cord 
Pinking scissors  and craft foam             
Elastic hairband     


Witch & wizard hats + spoon sleeve & web
Witch or Wizard outline colouring picture
Witch and wizard playdough jar labels
Witch wizard hat outline template

Halloween playdough jar - Trick treat gift  

Silver sharpie - permanent marker pens
A4 crat foam sheets - buy on
Draper hole punch tool
witch hat Making a Halloween themed playdough jar
Print the template picture to card and cut out the pieces you want.

Decorating the jar with a spider's web
Mark out a web design on the outside of the jar, freehand or by positioning the template inside and tracing over the lines with a permanent marker, we used black and then silver to highlight the threads and then set it aside for the ink to dry.

Adding playdough

3/4 fill the jar with dough, separating any colours with circles of craft foam, ours were cut out using pinking scissors. Leave enough room at the top to include a little bag of glitter, a cookie cutter and a spider!

Tracing spider web lines onto glass jars Cutting discs of foam to separate the different playdough colours
Making a broom-spoon
Cut out the broomstick image from the templates and fold up the lower section marked by the horizontal line. Sticky tape this flap in place by running a piece across the front of the broom and wrapping it around the sides, this should then form a slot that can hold your teaspoon.

Once ready, use a 'thick hair' elastic band (slightly larger than regular hairbands!) to hold the broom-spoon to the side of the jar.

Trim the hat of choice, hole puch the top and thread through a length of cord, ribbon or string. Add your message on the back, thread on the precautionary 'do not eat' tag and tie to the neck of the jar.

Print, cut and tape broomstick sleeve to hold spoons for the Halloween playdough Writing wizard and witch hat labels
witch hat Thanks for stopping by, have a very happy and safe Halloween
Halloween play-doh on

Teaspoons to mix, scoop and stir ..
Glitter tubs
Plastic spiders - buy on


  Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating  playdough recipes
 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


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