Free Halloween Dress-Up kids Playdough Mats Printables

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Halloween costume playdough mat printables

free Halloween dress-up kids playdough activity

Kids are always excited for Halloween, but it can be hard to wait until the 31st to put on their costume and trick or treat. So while, their waiting, have them play dress-up with these adorable and free Halloween Playdough Dress-Up mats! This activity activates a child’s creativity and imagination for hours of endless fun. Download these Halloween dress-up playdough mats today!

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Halloween dress-up playdough activity

free Halloween dress-up kids playdough printable

Playdough is a lot of fun to work with! You can mold, roll, smoosh, and pinch it into any shape you want.

And adding playdough mats encourages kids to interact with pictures in a fun way.

The self-portrait playdough activity was a lot of fun to make and Lucia seemed to have fun trying it out too.

So I made some more playdough mats for my daughter to enjoy doing during the Halloween season, though I’m sure your kids will love them too!

Setup for the playdough mats

This free playdough mat activity features six adorable and diverse kids. There are three boys and three girls to create costumes for.

It’s a great activity for kids of all ages, from preschool on up. Even toddlers can have fun with this activity because playdough is non-toxic and safe to work with.

For your kids to the most out of this experience, I suggest having extra materials than just playdough on hand.

This is the simple setup that I used for the self-portrait playdough activity:

Play-Doh party pack, pompoms, googly eyes, tweezers, and beads
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I purchased the playdough set from Amazon for $12! The rest of the materials I found at the Dollar Tree (my favorite dollar spot dollar and twenty-five cents spot).

Having accessories to push into the playdough , add for decoration, or to help your kids mold the playdough are a great way to further develop their fine motor skills and also adds to the creative fun of the activity.

Other things you can use include:

  • sequins
  • pipe cleaners
  • pasta
  • rice
  • buttons
  • cookie cutter forms
  • beans
  • glitter (be careful with this one!)
  • popsicle sticks
  • shells

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look around your house and see what you can give your kid for them to safely play with the playdough.

Prepping the dress-up kids playdough mats

Just like our other printables, these playdough mats are designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11″ US letter sized paper.

For the best experience, you’ll want to laminate the playdough mats. This is because laminating the printables makes the surface perfect for your kids to interact with and is reusable.

It’s sticky enough for the playdough to stick, but it’s easy to clean up too! Win-win.

If you don’t have a laminator, you can use page protectors or dry erase sleeves.

If you’re using page protectors, make sure that you tape the edge of the sheets closed so that the printable stays protected.

You’ll also want to print the mats on cardstock to make the mats more durable.

Dress-up kids playdough mats

Let’s take a closer look at the mats!

As I mentioned before, there are six kids total. And on the sheets there is a prompt that says, “Dress the girl/boy up for Halloween!”

free Halloween dress-up girls playdough activity

The goal is to provide direction but leave the details up to your child. They can put any outfit on each character and make a variety of costumes.

Put simply there’s no right or wrong way to do this activity. Let their imaginations take them wherever it chooses to go.

free Halloween dress-up boys playdough activity

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Halloween playdough dress-up mats PDF

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

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