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Salt Dough Ghosts & paper bag trees October 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bakingmommyof3 @ 11:58 pm
Salt Dough Ghosts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Fine-point permanent black marker
  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.Paper Bag Trees
    • Medium-size brown grocery bag
    • Scissors
    • Small beverage bottle
    • Pebbles or other weights
    1. Paper Bag Trees - Step 1 Cut off and discard the bottom of a medium-size brown grocery bag. Then slit open one side so you have a rectangle. Place a small beverage bottle on the center of it.
    2. Paper Bag Trees - Step 2 Gather the paper around the bottle and twist it around the neck. Snip down from the top to create several strips that will become limbs. Twist them to within 3 or 4 inches from the ends.
    3. Paper Bag Trees - Step 3 Snip the untwisted ends, as you did in step 2, and then twist them into finer branches.
    4. Paper Bag Trees - Step 4 Remove the bottle and fill the trunk with pebbles or other weights.
    5. Paper Bag Trees - Step 5

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