Halloween Dough Invitation

We love dough invitations, especially when they include all the (semi)spooky things! Just like our rice invitation, these dough invitations don't have to be expensive and they certainly don't need to look like mine. You can find plenty of awesome dough additives at Dollar Tree and don't discount your kids random toy stash either. Or maybe it's just my kids that tend to accumulate a bunch of random tiny plastic toys!?!

Supplies & Instructions

play dough (homemade recipe below)

acrylic vase filler

cookie cutters

cookie stamps

plastic animals

dough rollers

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No Cook Dough Recipe

2 1/2 C bleached flower

1/2 C salt

1 T alum

2 T oil

1 1/2 C boiling water

Food color or liquid watercolors (optional)

Glitter (optional)

In a mixer add the flower, salt, alum, and glitter (I ended up adding it later). Do a quick mix while the water is boiling. Measure out the boiling water and add food coloring to the water. Add the oil to the mixer, then slowly add the boiling water while mixing. Don’t go by how it looks, touch the dough. It often looks sticky but when touched it doesn't stick, that means it's ready to be pulled out of the mixer. If you have a smooth ball in your mixer you'll likely need more boiling water because that baby is gonna dry out too fast. Once you feel like you have the right consistency pull it out and kneed it.


Too sticky - add a tiny amount of flour mix/kneed and retest. In this case, a little goes a long way!

Too dry - throw it back in the mixer and add a small amount of boiling water.

You should be able to roll and pull the dough it won't crumble or immediately break. Good news is, if you make the dough, store it, then pull it out to find it super dry... put it back in the mixer, add a small amount of boiling water until you are back to the right consistency.

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