Hey there, Friends!
I’m knee deep in Halloween fun and I’m sure many of you are too! I My two older boys had their Fall Fest last week in lieu of a Halloween Party, but I’m still making treats for them to pass out in their classes…I just can’t resist! Tomorrow, my little guy has his first pre-school party and I’m whipping up a batch of these fun Playdough Pumpkin Pops for him to hand out to his friends…
- Orange Playdough
- Googly eyes
- Paper straws
- Plastic fold and close sandwich bags or small cellophane bags
- Curly ribbon
First, you’ll need to whip up a batch of my Favorite Playdough Recipe. Depending on the size of pumpkins, you may need to make 2-3 batches. I made 2 batches for a class of 12 pre-schoolers. The pumpkins were about 2.5 inches in size or about two times the amount of playdough in a small store bought container. Add orange food coloring if you desire a brighter orange color.
Then shape the playdough into round or square pumpkin shapes. We LOVE “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” books, so the square pumpkins were a big hit with my boys. Press a couple googly eyes into the playdough, stick a paper straw in the top of the pumpkin, wrap the pumpkin in a small plastic bag, and tie a curly ribbon around the top. If you’re concerned the googly eyes will be a choking hazard, glue them to the front or draw a face on the front of the bag with a permanent marker. So cute, right! And…so much better for kids than candy!
If you like this idea, you might like the Playdough Treat Bags I made for my older boys a couple years ago…
Hope you’re having a Happy Halloween week!