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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.


  • 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)


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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