17 October 2014

Aldi Halloween Challenge

As I've said in previous posts, I absolutely love Halloween and I try to show that to my kids. We bake scary cakes and biscuits, collect loads of sweets for trick or treaters and dress up the house and garden top to bottom as well as dressing up ourselves. 

So, when Aldi sent us out the new Halloween Play Doh set and set us the challenge of using this to create scary creatures and whatever we could think of. I couldn't wait to give this a try as the boys love Play Doh. 

It was a nice day outside when we got the kit and so decided to do some crafting outside (that way I didn't have to worry about the Play Doh getting squished in my carpets either). Setting out a tea towel to place our creations on, we got to work.

The bag shows a few ideas on the bag such as ghosts, bats and cats etc and so we did try a few of them but also used some cookie cutters to make our own creations too, although some aren't really that scary.

Each pack comes with 5 different colours but 3 pots of each, this way you don't need to open them all and can just use what you need. The mini pots are fab and each is the perfect size for creating a monster. 

We got rolling, cutting, piecing together and come up with some designs...

The pumpkin was super cute and Thomas enjoyed making it, as well as the ghost too, Using cookie cutters, we made some faces too, using green as the face and purple and white for features which did kind of look a bit scary in the end. 

We made a gingerbread man with purple eyes and then my hubster joined in to create some monsters. A green snake and, what was supposed to start out like a bat, but ended up looking a bit like a stingray. 

It was a fun days activity and we created a lot of creatures and, because we didn't use all the pots, still have some more to do some more activities with too.

The Play Doh Halloween Bag is in store at Aldi now as part of their Halloween Special Buys where you can also find spooky masks, costumes and much, much more.


  1. great creations! Aldi have some great things in at the mo

  2. I did not know that Aldi did things like this. We have one near us but I've never been in

  3. It looks like you had a lot of fun! What fantastic creations x

  4. Pam Francis Gregory20 October 2014 at 14:22

    look great - well done!

  5. wow great for keeping children amused, will remember this for next year