Sunday, October 19, 2014

Salt Dough Ghosts and Paper Sack Tree Craft for Kids

Last week Baby Girl and I were feeling crafty so we created some Halloween decor from some items we already have at home.  This is often a favorite activity for the younger kidlets in our family. Years ago I saw an idea similar to this in a magazine and we made it with my oldest two children.  Now it was Baby Girl's turn.  It's Salt Dough Ghosts and Spooky Paper Sack Trees.  This is an easy activity because you mostly likely have most of these items at home already!


 All you need is a brown paper lunch sack and some rocks.  Find some rocks in the backyard or use floral gems around the house.  Marbles would work too.  Even Legos or small toys.

And now you have a tree!


These are kinda like the Indoor Snowman we made in winter. 

First, you need to make some salt dough.  This is my recipe.

Then just start creating.  Here's how we made our ghosts and pumpkins:

Make them any size, just make sure you flatten the bottom a little so it will stand up. Add sticks into the pumpkins and little lines.

Bake them for 10 mins at 350.  Just watch for when they start to harden.  They will harden more after you take them out of the oven.

When they cool, use markers to color on faces and add details.  

And that's it!  Have some simple fun with your kidlets today!

Make it a meaningful day!

Oh, and have you seen the realistically (and ridiculously) simple Halloween party we had last week?  Minute-to-Win-It games, decor, food, and party bag ideas that are SUPER EASY!

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  1. These are really cute. I used to love playing with salt dough but haven't done it in years. Maybe it's time to try it again. Cathy

  2. Being a stay at home mom, everything we do is on a budget. This is inexpensive, creative and great for making memories! Love it!

  3. This is such a creative way to get your children involved in decorating. It's so cute.

  4. This is a cute way to do this! I did this with my Activity Day girls but we made the tree into a family tree and stapled leaves to the ends written with family history tasks for them to do like write in journal or write a note to Grandma etc. we filled the tree stump with candy so that when they finished the tasks they could eat their candy!

    1. Oh I LOVE that idea of turning it into a learning activity. And filling the bottom with candy is fun too. I'll have to remember that. Thanks Tab!


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