Salt Dough Ghosts

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Paper Bag Trees
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Your kids will quickly get into the spirit with this craft project: shaping a batch of mini sprites to use as party decorations or favors. For an even spookier effect, add these easy-to-make Paper Bag Trees.

What you'll need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Fine-point permanent black marker

How to make it

  1. Combine the flour, salt, and water in a bowl. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth.

  2. Salt Dough Ghosts - Step 1

    Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape each into a ghost, flattening the base so it will stand up.

  3. Microwave the ghosts on a plate one or two at a time for 20- to 30-second intervals until the dough is fairly firm (about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in total). Let the ghosts cool (they can get quite hot).

  4. Use a fine-point permanent black marker to draw on eyes and a mouth.

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