Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So I Made These Pumpkins...

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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.

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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

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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.

3 comments:

sharoniusthunk said...

how big are they in real life?

Sunny said...

They're tiny, about 1" in diameter.

sleep deprived mommy said...

They're so cute! No idea what you could do with them... but so cute!