Brynlee started preschool this year and while I was hesitant about certain things (like in complete denial that my baby was old enough to even be ready for school), I was super excited about others, like finally being able to make classroom treats for special occasions.
At Brynlee’s school they are having a little Halloween party next week, they get to wear their costumes and go trick or treating from classroom to classroom. Since I know they will be getting plenty of candy from that, as well as trick or treating on Halloween, I really wanted to make a treat that was non-edible, but still fun for the kiddos! Enter play doh! One of Brynlee’s favorite activities currently and when I found 4 packs of mini play doh’s in the Target dollar bins for only $1, I knew exactly what I was going to do! The craft kit full of pipe cleaners, pom poms and googly eyes is from Walmart and is less than $5, since I made my own printable (available below) and used regular sandwich bags I already had on hand, I was able to make 12 classroom treats for under $10! That’s a win in my book! Plus there is still plenty of stuff left over from the craft kit for Brynlee to use in all her crafting adventures!
I started by cutting up some of the pipe cleaners into small sections, some for the arms and antennas for the monsters and others, that I also folded at the tip, for the legs. Then I divided the pipe cleaners, googly eyes and pom poms up into 12 separate piles, Brynlee really loved helping me with this part.
Then she helped me fill the bags with each of the little piles we made and add in a jar of play doh. Once they were filled, we grabbed our bag toppers (printable available below), and she helped me tape them all on.
I love that this was a project Brynlee and I could do together, now she is so excited to take them into her class to show her teacher and pass them out to all of her friends at the Halloween party.
PS- Today I’m linking up for Inspiration Monday, so head on over for more Fall/Halloween inspiration!