Salt Dough Ghosts

I found a great recipe from All Free Crafts and it was super easy and the kids loved it.


1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water
acrylic craft paint in black and white ( I USED REGULAR PAINT)
paint brush
black craft pen or marker
cookie sheet


Preheat oven to 250 F.
Mix together, salt, flour, and water until a dough is formed.
Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone.

(BE CAREFUL. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it. )

Roll dough in your hands, then roll out a short and fat tube, like a snake.

Stand up tube on cookie sheet and form a ghost with your fingers, making the head portion smaller than the rest of the body.


Make different sized ghosts, some large for the adults and some small for the children.


Use a toothpick to poke eye holes BEFORE placing in the oven.

Bake for approximately 2 - 2.5 hours. Check the bottom of your ghosts for wet spots, if wet, continue cooking in 20 minute increments until dry. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Paint ghosts with white paint. Repeat if needed.




Nay said…
Cute idea! I facebooked this.
Thanks the kids loved it =)

Sara I want you to have the award as well. It said "new" blogs but you deserve it =)