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Crafts for Kids: Salt-dough Halloween Garland

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Halloween will be here soon -- yes, it's still a few weeks away but according to the aisles at the grocery store, we should all be out buying our candy :)

It's also one of those holidays that allows your creativity to shine! 

Like the year my son decided to be the 3 Stooges (yep, he wanted to be all 3 of them at once). 

Or the year I had to make a tractor costume for the farm themed fall party they had at school.  (Really, a tractor - couldn't have been a cow, horse or scarecrow, right?!)

 

Halloween Crafts for Kids 

 

Creative Halloween Fun

To get ready for the season, we decided to get creative and make some salt-dough ornaments with a Halloween theme that can be used to decorate for the holiday.

Who said ornaments are just for Christmas trees! 

These can be used to create a string of garland, garnish a black wreath or even hung on the doorknobs around the house.

 

Salt-dough Ornaments

Salt-dough Ornaments

To create the salt-dough ornaments, you'll need the following supplies (I've included affiliate links for a few that we used):

As you can see in the photo, we also added a little vanilla flavoring -- I was hoping it would make the dough smell a little nicer during our prep/play time, which it did -- BUT, it ended up smelling so good that the dog has already chewed through the bottom part of the garland that was hanging on the wall!

** So I wouldn't recommend adding any flavorings if you have pets :)

 

Make salt-dough ornaments for Halloween

Now on to the best part of the activity -- rolling and cutting the ornaments!

Give the kids an opportunity to play with and roll the dough (great for fine motor skills). 

Make sure you have a well-floured surface when rolling the dough and cutting ornaments as it makes it much easier to transfer to the cooking sheet.  The dough can be a little sticky so add flour as needed.

We used a straw to poke holes at the top of each ornament.

 

DIY Salt-dough Halloween Garland

The recipe says bake for one hour and they did come out a little dark (we didn't mind as ours were going to be painted but you may want to check on them if you'd like a lighter colored ornament).

Let them cool and then they are ready for painting! 

What I love about these ornaments is the are pretty indestructable -- we dropped a few and no harm done, so don't worry about them breaking during the process.

Make sure to add the glitter while the paint is wet and then let everything dry for one hour.

You can thread the ribbon through the hole at the top and you're all set -- pretty Halloween Garland for the front door or even to hand across a window.

We like the bat best -- reminds us of the 'bat signal' in Gotham City :) 

The dog?  She enjoyed the ghost the most!

 

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