Friday, January 13, 2012

Salt Dough

Well, this post is a bit late, but we plan on making heart shaped bowls for Valentine's Day using this recipe and maybe a few shamrocks for St. Patricks Day.  This is a great craft to do with those special little people in your lives. So bring out your inner artist and have fun!

My little helper!

Stirring proved to hard for this body builder so mom had to step in!

Gross looking HUH?

The dough kneaded out

Ready to bake

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I failed to take a painted picture afterwards, but they looked like the above, just painted Picasso style thanks to my visionary and colorful daughter :o)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water (may need more if dough is too stiff or dry)
  1. Mix all ingredients well
  2. Knead the dough a few times till pliable (you can add food coloring at this point if you want colored dough---WEAR GLOVES---)
  3. For cut outs:
    1. Take a rolling pin and roll it flat
    2. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes
  4. For shaped art:
    1. Take kneaded dough and mold with hands or tools to desired shape
  5. Bake for 2 hours at 200*
  6. After cooling you can paint and decorate away

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