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Play dough play : Candy Monsters

Play dough play :  Candy Monsters
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Play dough play : Candy Monsters

Time for another fun series. Check out our earlier Fall Play Series.  This time we are bringing you candy activities for the kids by incorporating candy in art activities, learning activities, science experiments and sensory activities. We are collaborating with many bloggers ( listed at the end) who are also bringing you all wonderful play ideas with candy.

Today we are using our favorite sensory material – play dough! Our list of play dough play ideas here.


  • Play dough
  • Googly eyes
  • Candy

Play dough play ideas with candy

I tried to choose candy that my kids are not terribly excited about ( yes there are a couple my kids will not eat) I actually had a huge stash of licorice to use in learning and art. Ironically my 5 year old acquired the love for licorice ( yikes!) I’d have to say licorice is a WONDERFUL tool for learning and creating. Check for tomorrow’s post for more ideas with licorice. For today I used a bunch of Tic-Tacs, candy corn and Pocky sticks. ( they love pocky sticks though)

With play dough made in Halloween colors and the candy set up in a divided tray this was my invitation to play. [ I used black liquid water color to make black playdough]

invitation to create with candy

The first candy monster was this cute little guy.

playdough monsters

These little fingers were developing their fine motor skills by using the teeny tiny Tic Tacs and other candy pieces to create their play dough monsters.

pokey sticks playdough

My 5 year old’s Tic Tac and Pocky stix monster. Does your child’s first creation in any play activity a face?

monsters with tic tac

Not being satisfied with a simple face, she went on a more elaborate route. [ Check out her very detailed peacock (like!) figure she made with spices and play dough]

tic tac monsters

She made the same monster now complete with POCKY arms and legs and candy corn shoes ( sadly, not pictured). Yeah, never forget the shoes!

halloween play dough

The 3 year old’s and the 5 year old’s play dough candy monsters creation.

all halloween play dough monsters

Such a simple invitation to play yet so much potential!

Thanks for reading

For more play dough play ideas visit our Pinterest Boards

Here are more candy activities for kids from my favorite bloggers

Hershey’s Kiss Chocolate Play dough recipe from Learn Play Imagine

Candy Potions from Housing A Forest

Mouldable Edible Play Clay from Mama.Papa.Bubba

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