Halloween Messy Play

October 24, 2016. Tagged , , , , ,

A quick simple way to make messy play with only a couple of ingredients.


  • cooked spaghetti
  • food colouring
  • drop of washing up liquid
  • water
  • plastic toys


I had left over spaghetti so decided as it’s nearly halloween I could use it for messy play. I’ve used cooked spaghetti before but this time I decided to colour it using a natural food colouring. This worked really well and I was happy with the pink colour.

coloured spaghetti glitter messy play

First I put the cooked cold spaghetti into a resealed plastic bag and put in some food colouring. Shake the bag and leave to a couple of hours or over night.

Then put into a tray with some water and sprinkle in some glitter. I put in washing up liquid in the water so that it would bubble as the tray was played with. As it was Halloween messy play I put in some spiders and cobwebs. It’s super easy to change this for your own activity at anytime of year. Try putting ice cubes in!

Happy playing.

halloween spaghetti messy play pink

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