When kids are young, life is all about sensory experiences. This is why this DIY Halloween Playdough Kit and Halloween Sensory Bin are so much fun! You can easily create a fun preschool activity with minimal effort at all.
Embrace your preschooler or toddler’s desire to touch and feel by making them a DIY Halloween play dough kit! They’ll love feeling their way through it all and creating something “spooky” cool!
A play dough kit is a fun way to bring basic play dough to life, and it is a fun thing to break out on the weekends or after school as a fun way to play together with seasonal and age-appropriate activity.
Make certain to check out our DIY Halloween Slime Kit as well. You might as well make them both and let the kids have a ton of fun!
How to make a Halloween sensory box at home
Follow along with this tutorial to find out how you can make your own Halloween sensory bin at home. It’s a great idea for this Halloween playdough kit.
If you are a big Halloween fan, you probably have everything you need for this box already on hand.
Just pick a theme, like witches, bugs, mad scientist, or cute, and fill the box with little items related to that theme.
Then, add play dough in the appropriate colors.
Halloween Play Dough Kit Supplies:
Just gather up the simple supplies below to make your own version of a Halloween sensory box.
I’ve linked some of what we used and similar items below in case you’re missing anything (the IKEA box was the hardest thing for us to find!)
You can use whatever you like to put inside the playdough kit but here is what I used to make the Halloween play dough kit:
- Ikea Glis box (if you don’t have an Ikea near you, you can get it on Amazon)
- Play dough (we used our homemade play dough recipe using the colors of orange, black and green.
- Halloween pumpkins
- Decorative Pumpkins
- Halloween erasers – we get ours at the Target dollar spot.
- Halloween ribbon
- Googly eyes
- Halloween bugs or confetti
- Halloween cookie cutters
How to make a Halloween Play Dough Kit
Use these steps to learn how to make your own Halloween sensory box.
It’s the perfect gift or activity box for a toddler or preschooler!
You don’t have to be super precise when you are choosing your supplies. Think about the age of the child who will be using the box and what they like when filling it.
The most important thing is to make sure the play dough is wrapped up so that it doesn’t dry out.
If you have small containers of commercial play dough, you can put those in there, but if you use homemade play dough as we did, you’ll want to wrap the dough in plastic baggies to keep it in good shape.
What to put in a Halloween Sensory Bin
The dough is the most important part of the box. You can use a homemade play dough recipe, or just buy the right colors from a store. We put black, orange, and green in our kit.
Next, think about how your child will want to play with the box. Do they prefer cutting out shapes or molding the dough?
Do they like creating new structures and creatures, or do they like the sensory experience of touching the play dough?
Since this kit was for a toddler, we stuck to more sensory-focused activities.
I included google eyeballs, some plastic spiders, a ribbon to press into the dough, some Halloween pumpkins, a pumpkin cookie cutter, and some mini Halloween erasers.
More Halloween Activities:
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween Sensory Bin
- Halloween Slime Jar
- Halloween Witch’s Brew Potions
- Halloween Color By Number