Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kids' Table Cooking Craft Spooktacular!

Crafty ghouls and goblins: easily turn ordinary ingredients found in your kitchen into these ghosties to decorate the mantle during Halloween! Many thanks to Elena from the Kids' Table for this cooking craft spooktacular!

Salt Dough Ghosts
Makes 2 ghosts or other creepy creatures!

What you will n
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup water
Whole cloves*

How to make your ghosts:
1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt and stir until well combined. Addwater and stir until absorbed. Knead dough until smooth (you can add a little extra water 1 tablespoon at a time if dough is too dry).

2. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces. Shape dough into ghosts, making a flat base so it will stand upright. Use cloves* to make eyes and even a mouth, pressing the stems of the cloves into the dough. Place ghosts on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until ghosts have hardened (about 2 minutes in total). Let ghosts cool.

*If you don't have any cloves, you can use a black marker to draw eyes and other features after you harden ghosts in the microwave.
posted by Kristina

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