Tuesday, May 26, 2009

RECIPES - Salt Dough

Salt Dough


4 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. hot tap water


Pour the hot water and salt into a bowl and stir for 1 minute. The grains of salt will get smaller but should not dissolve. Add the flour and stir until the water is absorbed. To color the dough, add 1/4 c. liquid tempera paint to the water BEFORE adding the flour.

Knead for several minutes -- it is ready to use when the texture is smooth and pliable.

After you finish your sculptures, bake the dough on a cookie sheet at 325* F for about 2 hours. Bake until dough is hard on all surfaces, and the thickest parts should seem solid.

Paint or use permanent markers to color your creation, if you wish. To protect them from moisture in the air, you can spray them with lacquer (from the hardware store).


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