Do your kids love all things spooky and gross around Halloween time? If you’ve got some brave little witches and wizards with a love for the YUK, then they’ll adore getting hands on with this Witch’s Potion Halloween Sensory Play Idea.
With a simple dyed spaghetti base this Halloween sensory play activity stimulates kids senses and lets them enjoy imaginary play while they mix up their own magic potion. They can delight in adding anything they think a good witch or wizard should add to a gruesome concoction. Perhaps spiders from the Halloween decoration box, or twigs from the garden?
Grab your pointy hats and let’s get brewing! Watch out mums and dads or you might find yourselves turned into frogs!
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Witch’s Potion Halloween Sensory Play
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How To Make A Witch’s Potion Halloween Sensory Play
Witch’s Potion Halloween Sensory Play has a simple dyed spaghetti base. Kids can pretend it’s guts, brains or worms and add lots more disgusting things to it. Ewww!
To dye your spaghetti first cook it according to the instructions on the packet but cut the cooking time down by a couple of minutes so it stays a little firmer for playing with. Remove it from the heat and rinse it under lots of cold water immediately to stop it from softening further.
Spray the spaghetti with a little oil to prevent them sticking and divide it between two bowls.
Mix the colours into the spaghetti really well to leave you with a bowl of green spaghetti and a bowl of orange spaghetti. (You might want to use plastic gloves for this bit.) Of course you could mix up any colours you like.
Let the spaghetti sit for 30 minutes and then you should be able to play with it without it staining your hands.
How To Play
Pop the spaghetti into a plastic witch’s cauldron if you have one and if not any large plastic container will do.
Now your little witches and wizards can enjoy the potion halloween sensory play experience and add in all sorts of other things. Small Halloween themed toys like plastic eyeballs, spiders and insects work really well as do things from the garden like twigs, leaves and pebbles. If you don’t mind the mess of glitter then a sprinkling of this really can make the magic seem real!
Spaghetti sensory play is also a great way to build motor skills too. You could let kids try chopping the spaghetti with safe scissors or divide it into bowls with tongs, forks or chopsticks.
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