Thursday, October 13, 2011

Salt Dough Pumpkins

This is a very simple, easy to make fall activity for kids.  My daughter had a great time making the dough and creating her pumpkins.

 For this activity you will need flour, salt, water and food coloring.

Combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt and 1/2 cup water to create your salt dough.

Seperate dough into two bowls, using a small amount for the stem and a larger amount for the pumpkins.  Add several drops of green food coloring to the stem dough.  Knead with hands until the dough is green.  Add yellow and red food coloring to larger dough ball and knead until you reach desired shade of orange.

Form pumpkins using orange dough and add a green stem.  Create lines along the sides of the pumpkin using a pencil.

Place pumpkins on a microwave safe plate and microwave in 30 second intervals until hard, approximately 1 1/2-2 minutes.

Allow pumpkins to cool before handling.

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