We all know candy is great to eat, but did you know how much fun it is to play with? We used some of our Halloween candy this year to make play dough sculptures!
Playing and creating with play dough is a great after school activity for big kids too! Many times we only think to get it out for the little ones, but there are so many benefits to getting it out with your older kids also. That makes it a great activity for siblings to do together…especially when you add candy to the fun!
Play with play dough is a great open ended activity that gives kids a break from “thinking” and lets them just enjoy being creative. Throwing in some candy keeps them (and you!) from eating all that sugar and gives an old activity a new twist.
More Creative After School Activities:
- Fall Leaf Owl Craft from JDaniel 4’s Mom
- Fall Leaf Painting from Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Oil Pastels and Watercolors from Buggy and Buddy (this is one of our favs too!)
- Crafting With Items from Nature from Edventures with Kids
- Make a Felt Crown from Mama Smiles
- Fun with Facepaint from Kids Stuff World
- Potato Printed Monsters from Molly Moo
- 10 Play Dough Recipes from Kids Activities Blog
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