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Halloween Crafts for Kids


Baked Witch's Fingers

These Baked Witch's Fingers magically point out how hungry you are! Make long and crooked witchy fingers, and serve them at your next Halloween party.

What You'll Need:

1-1/2 cups warm water

1 package dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

5 cups white flour

1 egg

Coarse salt

Jam

2 cookie sheets

Bowl

Measuring cups and spoons

Small jar

Pastry brush

Metal spatula

Have an adult preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 2 cookie sheets. Mix together the warm water and the yeast. Stir in the salt, sugar, and flour to make dough.

On a floured surface, pull off pieces of the dough and roll them between your palms to make ropes. Shape each rope into the long, crooked finger of a witch. Make the tip of the finger as pointy as you can. Lay the fingers on the cookie sheets so that they don't touch each other.

Put the egg and 1 tablespoon of water into a tightly closed jar, and shake it up very hard. Use a pastry brush to brush this egg glaze onto each finger. Sprinkle the glaze with coarse salt and bake for 25 minutes. Loosen the fingers with a metal spatula.

When the witch's fingers have cooled, paint red jam fingernails on their pointy tips!

For another gruesome but tasty Halloween treat, see the next page for tips on making Blood-Red Eyeballs!

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