Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ghost Sculptures

Easy sculptures to make for Halloween

You will need:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Permanent markers

Get some aggression out with the dough!

How to:
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and water until a dough forms.
  2. Shape small handful into desired form, making sure to flatten the bottom so that it will stand.
  3. Place on a microwave safe plate and microwave at 20-30 second intervals for about 2 minutes, until form hardens. (CAUTION!!! Form gets very, very hot!)
  4. Once cool, draw faces on with marker.

This was a really easy project. The finished ghosts are cute and make great decorations around the house. Do not ignore my caution above, however. (As I did.) These forms do get very, very, very hot in the microwave! We made a couple of different shapes and the pieces seem to hold together well, as long as the pieces are a bit larger. (The cat we made lost his tiny tail almost immediately, but R2D2's legs have stayed on.) I'm going to try to surprise Elliott and make an attempt at creating Jabba the Hutt next time. Stay tuned for how well paint works on it.

The recipe is enough to make six ghosts, one cat and R2D2.
Elliott's Evaluation:
I liked making the dough into shapes and squeezing it. My ghosts are fun to play with. I love my R2D2.

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