I wanted some simple, small decorations for Halloween and fall. I had read an idea in a magazine about making these little salt dough ghosts, so I tried it out.
Granted, it didn't look as good as in the magazine, but it provided my 6 year old son and I with something to do for about a half hour and some decorations that (hopefully) can be used again after this year.
I also came up with a cute idea for a little garland - I just found freely available coloring pages of leaves, printed out multiple leaves on each page, colored them, and strung them along some rope that I had for bead stringing. It was another great thing for my son and I to do together.
I know these aren't very grand, but it makes me happy to have home made decorations in my home, and to know I really didn't spend a cent to do it.
(And one more note - ignore all the other stuff on top of my TV!)
By Jackie from Feasterville, PA
Hay i think they are great and you spent time with your child while haveing fun and homemade is the best good for you keep it up from a Great-Grand -mother who enjoys doing thing for her kids
Thank you for sharing this. I am going to try my hand at this with my 5yr old daughter. They look really cute and sound like fun to make.
How creative and cute.
Those are so cute, I bet this could also be used to make cute snowmen for Christmas!
i think that is so cool i am going to try some with my grand kids,thanks for sharing,
Dar in HOT Texas
Thanks ladies! Yeah I was thinking this technique could be used for many decorations. I recently saw something published online about making christmas ornaments out of salt dough. Great idea for saving some money on those way-too-expensive decorations!
Hey, this is a very good idea you have going. I would like to make some things to go on my Christmas Wreath this year. I'm tired of the old ones I have now. I can make new ones and wont have to spend to much. Great idea, thinks.
Your salt dough ghosts look really great.Next time, if you add 1/8 teaspoon of alum to your mixture, your ghosts will last forever!
We are making these tonight and adding a pin on the back so my girls can wear them to the school Halloween Party tomorrow!! thanks!!
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