Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkins Decorated With Play Dough

You can decorate your pumpkins with Play Dough. It is way cleaner, safer and colorful for the kids than carving. My girl had lots of fun and your little ones surely would enjoy it as well.
Pumpkins Decorated With Play Dough 
I for the life of me can not carve a pumpkin, must be because growing up in India we did not have Halloween Pumpkins etc, though my mother did cook pumpkins. So, I have tried to come up with different ideas to decorate Pumpkins with Putti. So far this year we have used face stickers and dot stickers to decorate our pumpkins. And this time we used some colorful play doh. The best part of this is you can make your pumpkins funny looking or scary, what ever the kids decide. My girl started off making faces, pinching small pieces, flattening it and pressing it on the pumpkin to stick. She was mazed to see it did not need glue to stick. For the hair she used the Creative Play Fun Factory to press play doh hair. A garlic press should work too.
Pumpkins Decorated With Play Doh
The fun part with play dough is that kids can do it over and over again, creating new faces/ designs each time. Here is one of her finished pumpkin play doh face.
Kids Decorate Pumpkins With Play Doh
Next she chose to cover the whole pumpkin with play doh. She just kept on sticking pieces of flattened play dough until all of the pumpkin was covered.Pumpkins Decorated with Play Doh
This can be done with little ones as well as older kids and any size pumpkin will do. Again a play dough covered pumpkin, this time it was round discs of play doh.Pumpkins Play Doh Decoration Kids
So much fun and a LOT less Mess. Roll out thin snakes and wrap it along the ribs of the pumpkins.Pumpkins Play Dough
You can actually use these pumpkins for Thanksgiving to make Pumpkin Pie or other Pumpkin dishes, so double fun!! Here is a look at all the pumpkins decorated with play doh.Pumpkins Decorated with Play Dough
How do you decorate your pumpkins?
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6 Comments :

Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Blogtober.

What a clever idea! I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing...

Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

Great idea! I suck at carving pumpkins too so I'm always looking for new creative ideas to decorate pumpkins!

Great idea, I'll have to add this to our Halloween activity list for tomorrow! I'd love for you to link this up to Tot School Tuesday at See Vanessa Craft: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/10/tot-school-tuesday-felt-pumpkin-shapes-activity/

Brilliant! Looks so colourful and fun.

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

These activities are very healthy for children and do make them learn and play at the same time. Childrens play centre equipment are specially designed to make kids face the challenges, which will build their ability to be strong and learn a result oriented approach to cope with the hurdles on life.

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