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Check out this adorable play dough printable, perfect for October and Halloween. Print out as many copies of this Printable Pumpkin Faces Play Dough Mat as you need!
I just LOVE this printable! My kids love any opportunity to play with clay or play dough, so they were only too happy to play with this pumpkin themed activity! This activity would be perfect for October and it’s not just fun – it’s an educational activity as well! Kids will use their fine motor skills to sculpt different pieces of the jack o’ lantern’s face, while demonstrating empathy and an understanding of feelings.
The printable activity mat is an easy-to-open PDF and you can print as many copies as you need.
Get the pumpkin printables
You will need the following supplies:
- Pumpkin faces play dough mat (Note: this is for personal use only)
- Play-Doh (or homemade play dough or any type of craft clay)
- Laminator (optional)
We laminated our play dough mats to make them ever more sturdy and durable. We have this laminator and it works great for home projects like this one.
I love keeping easy activity mats like this one on hand for those rainy days or sick days or even for holiday activities. Sometimes you just need a few minutes of activity for the kids as you get dinner ready or transition from one thing to another. These play dough mats are screen-free and really get them to use their brains, all while having a lot of fun.
You could even let them use basic clay/play dough tools (ie a plastic knife and roller) with this mat to cut out the shapes. My kids both had a lot of fun making all kinds of silly pumpkin faces! If you are a teacher, this would be an awesome station to set up in your classroom on Halloween or at some point during October.
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