Friday, October 5, 2007

Salt Dough Ghosts

We have a subscription to Family Fun and I really enjoy all of the really easy & very inexpensive craft projects they have. Since Nat's only now getting old enough to do any of them, I've been cutting out some of the ideas for the past few years and putting them into a binder for later - so we always have good ideas for fun things to do.

This Halloween, they had a really cute idea that looked so easy - even for a 3 year old. Family Fun always posts the directions to all of their projects on their website so for more ideas, go check it out!

Here's how to make them:



CRAFT MATERIALS:

1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Bowl
Wooden spoon
Fine-point permanent black marker
Time needed: Under 1 Hour

1. Combine the flour, salt, and water in a bowl. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. 2. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape each into a ghost, flattening the base so it will stand up. 3. Microwave the ghosts on a plate one or two at a time for 20- to 30-second intervals until the dough is fairly firm (about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in total). Let the ghosts cool (they can get quite hot). 4. Use a fine-point permanent black marker to draw on eyes and a mouth.

1 backward glances:

aberwiltonel said...

What a cute idea! I'm totally gonna try it! (Though with my kids, they'd probably just as soon eat the stuff (ick...) as play with it, but hey, isn't that what parenting is all about?)