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!
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!
How to use the Halloween 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
- 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.
This Halloween set includes:
- Spider web
- Witches Cauldron
- Frankenstein’s Face
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.
Download the Halloween Playdough Mats.