Salt dough is a great go-to material for making all sorts of arts and crafts. The easiest way to use it for young kids' projects is to roll out the dough and cut shapes with cookie cutters. Let them paint or decorate. These can be used as centerpieces for your Halloween night dinner, ornaments for your front door or decorations for kids' rooms.
Or make it a 3-D project. Mix your material, then let kids shape their own Halloween ghosts, goblins, witches, black cats or monsters. Magic markers and paints can help fill in the details.
Salt dough crafts will air dry in a day or two, or for more immediate results, bake them in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit until they harden. Here's the quick and easy recipe:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups salt
- 1 cup water
- Food coloring
Mix with your hands until moist and smooth.