Salt Dough Ghost Family

I made these little ghouls last year for’s Halloween section. If you make a big batch of dough this would be a great class project as you will get many ghosts from the dough. These make great windowsill decorations!

You will need

1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water
acrylic craft paint in black and white
paint brush
black craft pen or marker
cookie sheet
acrylic sealer (optional)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe for salt dough makes a lot of projects. If you only plan on making a few, cut this recipe into fourths or in half.

Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix together, salt, flour, and water until a dough is formed. Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. BE CAREFUL. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it.

THIS DOUGH IS NOT EDIBLE, though it won’t hurt you or your kids, it just won’t taste very good!

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