Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So I Made These Pumpkins...
They're made of salt dough (recipe follows). And I wanted to make them into little charms for necklaces for goody bags for a Halloween Party. But, the holes I poked were lost when the little guys puffed up while baking. Didn't account for puffage.
So now, I have these... any suggestions? Game pieces? I know, bullets for a pumpkin gun, right? No time for crafting a pumpkin gun. Sorry.
Making salt dough is a super fun and forgiving craft(but clearly not the best choice for making jewelry).
Here's how it goes:
2 parts flour (2 cup)
1 part salt (1 cups)
1 part water (1 cup, add more if necessary)
optional 1 T. vegetable oil
Mix in a bowl, then knead on a floured surface until nice and elastic. Shape and sculpt. Bake on a cookie sheet in 250F oven for a couple of hours. Items must be small and not too thick or they would have to bake for a very long time.
Bear in mind- puffage.