Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Playdough Halloween Decorations

So remember the day my son and I made Homemade Play Dough? Well, I had out all my cookie cutters and thought how neat the pumpkin jack-o-lantern shape was. Then I thought the heart shape was pretty cool too.....hmmmm......and so a craft was born!

I let the shapes dry for a week. At this point, I had no idea what condition they would be in after drying. But I thought, what could it hurt? The shapes dried a little scaley, but overall they looked pretty good.

Then I painted them, and hot glued them to a wood skewer. I put the pumpkins in my plants, and the ghost in a basket of pinecones. The hearts will be Christmas ornament gifts from my son to Grandparents (sorry for the spoiler!)

I had everything on hand except the orange paint, which I bought for 89¢ on sale at Micheals. I even tried to mix my own orange paint, but my red and yellow mixture started to look like Heinz 57 sauce, so I finally ponied up my 89¢ for some craft paint! This was the most frugal decoration I've ever made!

1 comment:

  1. I used kids' art supplies to decorate for Halloween too! Mine was a bit less professional looking though: http://glammed.blogspot.com/2009/10/kids-art-supplies-psh.html