How to make salt dough pumpkins


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Now that it is turning cooler outside I think it is safe to say that fall is upon us.  With fall comes my favorite time of year.  I love crisp fall breezes, leaves rustling, the wonderful pumpkin, apple, spice smells of the season.  The majestic beauty of the trees changing colors.  It surely is a sight to behold.

A few years ago a friend of mine made us some small pumpkin salt dough ornaments and I thought they were very cute.  We used them with mini hay bales and colored leaves for decorations.  Well over the years, they have gotten damaged.   I thought it would be time to make a batch of them with my children.  Very easy to make and looks great decorating your home.

Ingredients that you will need:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups white flour, not self-rising

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.  Mix warm water with salt in a mixing bowl until the salt dissolves.  Add the flour and mix it by hand.

Next roll the dough into small balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and make the pumpkin ridges with the side of a toothpick.

Poke a hole in the top for the stem.  You will make that part later out of a small twig.  Or you can try rolling a stem and placing it on the pumpkin, whichever will work for you best.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 2-2 1/2 hours.

Allow them to completely cool.  Then paint with acrylic paints.



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