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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.