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Free Printable Halloween Playdough Mats

These free printable Halloween playdough mats will not only get your kids or students into the holiday spirit, but also keep them learning and having fun!

free printable halloween playdough mats

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I love setting up holiday themed activities for my kids. While playing with playdough is always a favorite in our house, adding these play mats have been a great addition.

These free printable Halloween playdough mats encourage creativity while working on fine motor skills. It makes a great activity to work on at home, with friends and especially in the classroom!

playdough mat before
cauldron playdough mat

How to use playdough mats:

First, print the mats out onto printer paper or cardstock. For durability reasons I would highly recommend using white cardstock.

Next, laminate the mats using a home lamination machine (I love the Crenova brand).

If you don’t have a lamination machine you can also place the mats into a dry erase pocket. Using one of these will make sure that the mats are able to be reused over and over again without damaging the prints.

Alternatively, you don’t have to laminate at all! The mats may not hold up as long but they will still be just as fun to use!

Next, bring out the playdough! You can use store bought playdough as I have, (highly recommend this giant play doh set from Amazon that I purchased for my own kids) or create your own playdough at home using a homemade recipe.

Here is a great homemade playdough recipe from I Heart Naptime that would be perfect!

Don’t want to use playdough? Here are a few alternatives:

  • If laminated, dry erase markers
  • If not laminated, regular crayons or markers
  • Paint
  • Pom poms

Using the playdough, kids can recreate the sample picture at the bottom of the mat or they can just have fun creating anything they would like using one of the holiday themed backgrounds. The possibilities are endless.

ghost and Frankenstein playdough mat
spider playdough mat

This Halloween set includes:

  • Jack-O-Lantern
  • Spider web
  • Ghost
  • Witches Cauldron
  • Frankenstein’s Face

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.

Free Printable Halloween Playdough Mats

These mats were created to be printed onto standard 8.5×11 inch pieces of printer paper or cardstock. As mentioned above, cardstock is highly recommended for the best quality print as well as durability.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the mats as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. These playdough mats are intended for personal or classroom use only.

5 free printable play dough mats

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