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Free Printable Pumpkin Play Dough Mat

Over 110 fabulous Halloween Ideas shared by bloggers. #halloweenideas #halloween

Halloween is absolutely one of my FAVORITE holidays and to celebrate I pulled together the creative minds of some of my talented blogging friends to bring you over 110 fabulous Halloween ideas! From costumes to parties, crafts and home decor, recipes and free printables, we have so many fun ideas to share! I guarantee you’ll find a project (or 10!) that you would love to incorporate into your Halloween festivities. This is a PERFECT way to kick off your weekend. There are at least 20 Halloween projects to check out and you can “hop” from one blog to another to see them all. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy your Friday morning coffee!


My favorite thing about fall is the pumpkins.  I love every part – the trip to the pumpkin patch, baking delicious pumpkin recipes and doing pumpkin crafts with the kids.  Ever since having little ones though, I’ve been avoiding carving pumpkins.  There’s something about sharp knives and little fingers that I just can’t do.  So, instead I’ve been looking for other ways to express our creative pumpkin spirit through arts and crafts.


Since the start of toddlerhood, Little Bug has loved playing with play dough.  There’s something about that colorful squishy ball of clay that leads to hours of happiness.  So, in honor of fall, I designed this free printable pumpkin play dough mat for her to decorate.  Play dough mats are one of my new favorite additions to our studio.  They are so much fun for kids and very easy to make.  Simply print the mat on lightweight cardstock and take it to your local office supply store to laminate.  Laminating it will make the mat extra durable and let your kids explore over and over again.

We’ve had a lot of fun during studio crafternoons decorating our pumpkin play dough mats recently.  Little Bug loves designing different pumpkins.


She made a more some round balls for eyes.


Then, she squished some play dough together to form a smiling mouth.


A triangle made the perfect nose.


And since it’s been everybody’s birthday lately, she even gave him a birthday hat!


This free printable pumpkin play dough mat has been a great addition to our daily art time.  It’s given a Fall twist to our usual art projects and made decorating pumpkins even more fun!

Busy Mom Tip:  Email your free printable pumpkin play dough mat to your local office supply store.  They will be able to print it on the correct cardstock there and laminate it.  All you will have to do is pick it up.  This will save two trips to the store or a lot of unnecessary waiting!

You can download your free printable pumpkin play dough mat here.

But the fun ideas don’t stop here! Continue checking out the creative Halloween projects my blogging friends have created for our blog hop by clicking on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!

Over 110 fun & fabulous Halloween projects & ideas! #halloweenprojects #halloween #diyhalloweenideas

1. Happy Halloween Treat Bucket

2. Beware of the Bam-BOO

3. Halloween Beeswax Candles

4. Caramel Apple Cupcakes

5. Halloween Treat Bag Tags – Free Printable

6. Halloween Cookie Pops ~ Nutter Butter Bats & Mummies

7. Halloween Photo Booth Props

8. Halloween Candle Jars

9. Ghost Candles

10. Dollar Store Spider Halloween Wreath

11. Healthy Halloween Class Treat

12. Little Pumpkin Button Cards

13. Pumpkin Playdough Mats

14. Craft for Kids: Finger Puppet Monsters

15. Creepy Halloween Jar Labels

16. Halloween Party Favor and Printable

17. Kids Halloween Lanterns

18. Candy Box Head Skeletons

19. Sweet & Salty Halloween Treat

Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Design Dazzle’s board Fabulous Halloween Ideas on Pinterest.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another 20 awesome Halloween ideas!

Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!

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  1. These are so cute! I don’t know which one I want to try first, but I would say the cookie pops are ranking high on my list.

  2. This is so neat! I really need this for my kids.

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