Well . . .
What Do Ya Think? I think they turned out so cute. I created three myself and I've got three for Katie to create. The tree turned out better than I first thought. The key is the more you work with it and get it all wrinkled the better it is. I completely enjoyed making this little Halloween welcome scene. They are very quick, simple and loads of fun to make.
Here's what I did . . .
How To Make Salt Dough Ghosts
What You'll Need:
1 C All Purpose Flour
1 C Salt
1/2 C tap water
medium sized bowl
- In a bowl, combine flour, salt and water. Stir with spoon until compound together. I had to eventually get my hands in it because with a spoon, it was just making the dough crumbly. Depending on how dry the dough is, you may have to add a dash of more water because a lot of the salt didn't seem to want to get in the dough. Once I used my hands, the salt was able to work in a little more.
- Separate dough into 6 equal parts. I tried to form them into a ball. This way I made sure all 6 pieces looked equal.
- Begin to form a ghost on a plate. Just work with it, making a body, head and two arms sticking out. Make sure the bottoms are flat, so the ghosts will stand up. I pinched the bottoms (like you would making a pie crust). A couple of the ghosts, after I pinched the bottoms, I lifted it up just a little so it will have the effect of moving. Turned out cute.
- Once 2 or 3 ghosts are formed on a plate, place the plate in the microwave. Using 20-30 second intervals at a time, cook the ghosts for 1-2 minutes total or until they are pretty firm. Note: the ghosts will be hot, so allow them to sit for a minute before attempting to remove from the microwave and plate.
- Set out the cooked ghosts in order to cool completely before drawing on them.
- Take a black fine point Sharpe marker to draw your ghost face.
Ghosts setting out drying
Happy Autumn Days are heading our way!
What You'll Need:
Medium Size Brown Paper Bag
Small bottle (I used 20 oz. bottle)
- Cut the bottom out of the paper bag.
- The bag up face forward, cut one side up the middle of the bag (view video, if you need to)
- Unfold the bag out to form a large rectangle.
- Place bottle in the middle of the bag (make sure all writing or bag advertisements are on the inside, so it won't show outside)
- Gather up all sides of the bag up to the bottle and twist the bag around the neck of the bottle (2 x)
- With scissors, cut the two big flaps hanging out in half (to form branches)
- Twist the big branches and closer to the top of the branches, cut 2-3 slits to form smaller branches.
- Twist the smaller branches
- Remove the bottle and place peebles, marbles or anything to weigh it down in it's place.
- Twist the tree trunk around to close it up.
- Work the trunk, branches and smaller branches to form it into the creepy tree you desire.
Finished ProjectHave fun and enjoy your little creations!