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.
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of warm water
- An assortment of cookie cutters
- An assortment of paint brushes
- Hot-glue gun
- Large bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Googly eyes (Optional)
- Wooden spoon (Optional)
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.
Knead the dough on a heavily floured surface. Then roll the dough with a rolling pin until it is ¼ of an inch thick.
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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