Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall salt dough

We are trying to do a lot more crafts these days. The youngest is just getting to the point where she is not trying to eat everything that we put in front of her face. Ok, so she tried to eat this as well but quickly figured out that it wasn't cookie dough:)

PS, when you are done, put these somewhere where your husband won't take a nice big bite and chip his tooth. I speak from experience. 

Here is the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup cold water

Mix together, adding more flour (if too sticky) or water (if too crumbly). 

If making ornaments add a hole to the top before baking! Learned this the hard way.

Bake at 200 degrees for an hour or more. With the pumpkins we made it was closer to 2 hours at 200. You can see the dough dry out as it cooks, so this was not as hard to gauge as I thought it might be. 

Finally paint and finish with a coat of laquer. I used good old Mod Podge.
Can you tell which ghost I let Charlotte paint? 

Matilda thought standing on the table was great!
Making footprints for our ghosts!
Charlotte loves any craft!
She also likes documenting these fun times with her camera:)
Leaves, acorns, pumpkins and ghosts!

I can see us making these all the time! I love that it is an easy way to get footprints and handprints to cherish through the years.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute!! What a great idea! Darling way to get those keepsakes! Thanks for stopping by my blog too! :)

Bella said...

Thats really cute, and even though I've made this dough before, just reading your post made me remember how fun it is. Sounds like a weekend project for sure. Thanks for sharing, and come on over and link this up to my new party, I would love to have you :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

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Ally said...

LOVE THIS! thank you for posting this. We used to make salt dough ornaments in elementary school. I want to make these tomorrow! the girls look adorable, btw.