The basis if these was a simple salt-dough cut into fall and halloween shapes. We experimented with different ways to color the dough and added glitter for sparkle. Unfortunately, the colors faded considerably as the dough dried out, so in the end the girls colored them with sharpie anyway.
1. Make the salt doughs: The ratio is approximately 2 parts flour to 1 part salt to 1 part water. Because we added different things to make them colorful and sparkly, I never measured the water, just added it until it was the consistency I wanted. Each of the girls mixed up at least one batch by themselves. I had one ready to show them when they arrived.
a. Silver white - we added white and silver glitter to the flour and salt.
b. Black- before adding the water we added black tempera paint to the flour and salt and mixed it until we got a black,( the consistency was really sticky) then we added the water.
c. Orange- we added orange glitter to the flour and salt, and orange food coloring to the water before adding that.
d. Brown- we added brown glitter and cinnamon to flour and salt. Once mixed we used brown tempera paint.
e. Red- same as orange
f. Yellow- same as orange
g. Green- same as orange
2. Make Marble dough for the fall leaves: Combine several fall colors into a ball and roll them out to cut out leaves.
|One of my 6 year-old's ghosts|
|An apple with a worm in it|
|My daughter's version of a "spooky" skull|
|Leaves decorated in various ways|
|Our more "spooky collection."|
|A purple acorn, a pumpkin and a apple with a smiley face carved into it.|
|Same leaf three ways. Top one has sharpie outlining the colors from the marbling,|
right one with a visiting ladybug, and bottom one without any decoration.