Sunday, October 16, 2011

(Not Quite) Scary Play-Dough Monsters

Sorry for my unintended absence. I was having some computer trouble, but it seems to have finally been fixed. Imagine my surprise when I came back and saw that I reached 103 followers! Welcome!

Our newest activity was inspired by Halloween. Logan likes the concept of Halloween, especially the candy, but he's still to little for any of the scary stuff. I'm completely okay with this, since I am still not a fan of it, and that's putting it mildly.

He does appreciate the less spooky, more friendly versions of ghosts, skeletons, and monsters. So when I saw play dough monsters floating around the Internet, like at The Imagination Tree and Pink and Green Mama, I knew that this would be a perfect way to get into the no so spooky spirit of the holiday.

Here's what I used:
  • Play Dough (I bought this at the store ages ago, but there are also recipes to make your own here and here). 
  • Googly Eyes (From the dollar store)
  • Pipe Cleaners (I had on hand, but they are also at the dollar store or craft section of your local big box store).

We did take some time before our monster creations to have some fun with the googly eyes.

I explained the activity and Logan dug in happily. He added eyes and pipe cleaners to his heart content. He made sure to carefully place a smiley face on most of his new friends.

He insisted on naming all of them:

I am quite flattered that I turned out so colorful. Smudge, our gray and white tabby cat, was blessed with a million eyes. I love that each one turned out unique. The next set of monsters must have been a bit influenced by The Fresh Beat Band

Logan loved these little guys and was a sad about eventually having to take them apart. Another idea would be to use air dry clay and to keep your creations for a bit longer. But he loved this activity and I'm sure he will making some new monsters very soon. 

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  1. They are adorable. I would love it if you would share it on my new link party at Thank you!

  2. Haha! Those are cute! My Monsters Inc. loving kiddos are going to love this activity! Thanks!

    I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at

  3. Looks like he had lots of fun...great imagination. Love the eyes!

  4. we just had some halloween fun with playdough the other day! It is always great to see what they come up with!

    Thank you so much for linking to last week's Sunday Showcase! can't wait to see you share some more ideas on this week's linky - now open!


  5. Totally love these and have them on my list to do now. Thanks for sharing them over at our Best of October link up!!

  6. Looks like you both had fun! Love it! : )



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