Monday, June 7, 2010
Salt Dough Sculptures
Salt dough is a fun and green way to make oven-baked clay made of natural materials.Kids can make sculptures, signs, little (or big) animals, pretty much any shape.
Check out this awesome recipe with instructions from Crafting a Green World. Have fun!
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- 3+ cups white flour.
1.Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine one cup salt and one cup of water until the salt has dissolved.
2.Gradually stir in at least 3 cups of flour. To make a stiffer dough that has more structural integrity for three-dimensional sculptures, you can gradually mix in even more flour, as much as the dough will hold without becoming crumbly.
If you accidentally make your dough crumbly, add in a little more salt water at a 1:1 ratio. If your dough is just too sticky, add in a little more white flour.
3. Sculpt your salt dough into whatever shapes you like, putting each finished sculpture on a baking sheet.
4. Bake your salt dough sculptures in a 200-degree oven for at least two hours, and until the sculpture is completely dry. Thicker sculptures will take significantly more time to dry than flat ones.
Source: Crafting a Green World