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Salt Dough Halloween Magnets

Salt Dough Magnets

Boring salt dough gets a terrific makeover with this tactile activity. Fun for boys and girls of every age, this enchanting craft will result in decorations that will haunt your fridge for years to come.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • An assortment of cookie cutters
  • Paint
  • An assortment of paint brushes
  • Magnets
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Large bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Googly eyes (Optional)
  • Wooden spoon (Optional)

Directions

Step 1

Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Slowly add warm water to the mixture. Use your hands or a wooden spoon to combine the flour, salt, and water.

Step 2

Knead the dough on a heavily floured surface. Then roll the dough with a rolling pin until it is ¼ of an inch thick.

Step 3

Pull out your hodge-podge of Halloween cookie cutters and snap out dozens of creepy-crawlers. Dip your scary cutters into flour for carefree cutting. Heat the oven to 200°F. Then place your cutouts in the oven on a cookie sheet to dry for about four hours. Once the dough is as hard as a nail, paint the shapes and hot glue magnets to their backs. Sprinkle your critters with glitter or use eye-popping metallic paint or nail polish to give them pizzazz. Want to up the scare-factor? Add roaming, googly eyes to your salty dough creations.

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Instead of eating brains, Cherese Cobb uses hers to write. She has spellbound audiences at The Krazy Coupon Lady, Lumoid, the Penny Hoarder, and Take Lessons. This word-witch's poems have been published in Frogpond, Shemom, A Hundred Gourds, The Mainichi, and the Asahi Shimbun. She haunts Knoxville, Tennessee, where she lives with her undead parents and cat.

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