October 14th, 2013 by

Halloween Gak – Fall Sensory Play

Halloween Gak - This gak is super fun and easy to make. Add some googly eyes and pipe cleaners to create pumpkins.

Today is the last day of the Fall into Sensory PLAY series I have been doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose. For the past few weeks we have been sharing fun ideas for Fall themed sensory play. We played with Scented Shaving Cream Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Slime and Apple Volcanoes. We also did some fun art activities such as Apple Bowling Art, Pine Cone Pour Painting and Pine Cone Splatter Art. Today I will be sharing a simple Halloween Gak recipe that you can turn into fun pumpkins and Crystal will be showing you how to make Flying Ghost Rockets.

For this Halloween Gak activity you will need:

  • Borax, 1 teaspoon
  • Two bottles of white glue
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Neon orange food coloring
  • Green and black pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Popsicle sticks

Ingredients for Pumpkin Gak

To create your Halloween Gak, pour two bottles of white glue into a large bowl. Fill the bottles with warm water, shake them and pour that water into the bowl along with the glue.

child making gak

Add orange food coloring. We used neon orange gel food coloring because I wanted my orange gak to be super bright. We used almost half a tube of food coloring to achieve our bright orange color.

gel food coloring

Dissolve 1 teaspoon of Borax into 1/2 cup of warm water. Pour into the glue and food coloring mixture and stir until the gak comes together.

borax for gak

My kids had the best time mixing up the Halloween gak.

Making gak

And playing with it afterward.

gak -fun sensory play

Gak is such a fun sensory material. It keeps stretching and changing shape even as you are holding it.

fall sensory play

We explored the gak for a while before adding some items to it.

Halloween gak activity

I set up a tray with some Halloween gak, googly eyes, Popsicle sticks and some cut up green and black pipe cleaners.

Making Gak Pumpkins

My kids used these items to create Halloween pumpkins.

Halloween Pumpkins Gak

With the same supplies a child could also make some haunted pumpkins or a monster with many googly eyes.

Sensory Gak

A simple bend of a pipe cleaner changes the pumpkin’s emotions.

Sensory Gak

Add some Popsicle sticks to make pumpkin men! When the kids are done playing, remove the extra items and store the gak in zip top bag. We have had ours for a few weeks now and it still provides lots of sensory fun.

gak pumpkin men

Thank you to Crystal for the fun and inspiration! I had a blast these past few weeks and hope you all did too. Head on over to Growing a Jeweled Rose and check out Flying Ghost Rockets:

More Fall into Sensory PLAY:

Scented Shaving Cream Pumpkin Pie

Apple Bowling Art

Pumpkin Slime Play Recipe
Apple Volcanoes and Eruptions

If you would like to purchase the supplies we used for this Fall activity, affiliate links are provided below.

Amazon.com Widgets

Vicky

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